problem oriented medical record

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A method of clinical record keeping devised in the late 1950s by the American physician Lawrence Weed (b. 1924) that bases treatment decisions on the problems that the patient identifies and creation of a hierarchical problem list. It is a useful pragmatic approach to patient care, but it is sometimes difficult to reconcile problem lists and rubrics of conventional diagnostic categories.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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