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    How many Elements I will get for the following HPI:

    1. Pt comes as walk-in to address new c/o insomnia for past 2-3 wks ... + freq nightmares ... .

    2. Pt is easily DOE with freq SOB ... this has been going on a "long time" .... no N?V/D or CP 's though ...

    Thanks again this Forum helps me a lot.

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    Number of elements in the HPI examples:

    Example 1. If insomnia is the CC, then HPI is: Duration = 2-3 wks;
    Timing = frequent; Assoc s/s = nightmares

    Example 2. Assuming reason for visit is separately documented, the HPI
    is: Timing = upon exertion; Assoc s/s = SOB; Duration = "long
    time" ---------
    The "no N/V/D or CP 's though ...", sounds like typical elicited
    system inventory Q&A, with positive responses or pertinent
    negatives, and in this case are 2 systems

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    Yes,you're right these are two different encounters,thanks a lot Sandra I thought I could count the CC as one element automatically.

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