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problem-oriented record


Definition: a system of record keeping in which a list of the patient's problems is made and all history, physical findings, and laboratory data, and other factors pertinent to each problem are placed under that heading; especially useful for outpatient records of patients with multiple problems who are observed during long-term follow-up.

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