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Social history (age appropiate)

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    Does anybody know what is considered age appropiate in order for social history to be counted?

    EXAMPLE: 9 month of female brough in by mom with complain of Fever.

    SOCIAL HISTORY: She lives with both parents or both parents present

    Since child is 9 months, is that acceptable documentation for social history to be counted (age appropiate )?

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    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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    Default Thanks!
    I had a similar question to social history that was answered here! Thanks so much!

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    will you consider the 67 year old women in the social history

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