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Performing the Interview

  • Mack LipkinJr.
  • Richard M. Frankel
  • Howard B. Beckman
  • Rita Charon
  • Oliver Fein
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)

Abstract

The medical interview is the core clinical interaction and the clinician’s most important and intimate professional activity. The average practioner will conduct 120,000–160,000 interviews in the course of a 40-year career, which is an extraordinary number of times for any ask. It behooves the practitioner to interview patients with high efficiency, high accuracy, and high satisfaction, because it is such a central professional commitment.

Keywords

Chief Complaint Medical Interview Patient Concern Identity Term Priority Problem 
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Copyright information

© Mack Lipkin Jr. M.D. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mack LipkinJr.
  • Richard M. Frankel
  • Howard B. Beckman
  • Rita Charon
  • Oliver Fein

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