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Med Educ. 1999 Jun;33(6):466-7.

Attitudes of medical faculty physicians about taking occupational history.

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  • 1Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty, Department of Chest Disease, Izmir, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate occupational history taking, as a detailed occupational history is the most effective means for proper diagnosis of occupational illness.

METHODS:

In order to determine the attitudes of 66 physicians working in Dokuz Eylül Medical Faculty Hospital about taking occupational history, 269 patient records were examined.

RESULTS:

It was detected that 43.9% of physicians took no occupational history from any of their patients. Occupational history was obtained from 81.8% of the patients in clinics where standard examination forms were in regular use.

CONCLUSION:

We found that physicians were not in the habit of taking occupational histories.

PMID:
10354325
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