Yes, for children an age appropriate social history usually includes living conditions (with parents, pets in home), schooling ("in 3rd grade"), care-giver (goes to day care). It can also include where there are smokers in the home.
For our neonates still in the NICU I frequently see "Patient has yet to go home from hospital" as the social history.
I wish they would figure out a way to make the ROS "age appropriate" as well. (Can you imagine asking the mother of a newborn ... "any psychiatric problems?")
Hope that helps.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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