- Created by: LisaMoore
- Created on: 04-05-16 14:59
A diagnosis is the identification by a healthcare professional of a disease process that is contributing to a person's ill health. A diagnosis is essential in order for GPs and healthcare professionals to prescribe appropriate treatments.
A diagnosis identifies 2 things:
- Disease process
- Cause agent
To take a medical history, GPs ask the patient questions about their symptoms, past medical history, family history and lifestyle factors in order to obtain…