In the Table, column 1 contains statements that may be found in the documentation of a patient’s history in conjunction with an evaluation and management service (eg, office visit), while column 2 contains the terms that describe elements of patient history. Can you match the statements in column 1 with the correct elements in column 2? Definitions of each history element are included in the next column.

A concise statement describing the symptom, problem, condition, diagnosis, physician-recommended return, or other factor that is the reason for the encounter.

A chronologic description of the development of the patient’s present illness from the first sign or symptom or from the previous encounter to the present.

An inventory of body systems obtained through a series of questions seeking to identify signs or symptoms which the patient may be experiencing or has experienced.

The patient’s past experiences with illnesses, operations, injuries, and treatments....

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