Research Article

Recording the consultation: model for assessment.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.289.6448.803 (Published 29 September 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:803
  1. T Jones

    Abstract

    A model has been devised that provides at a glance, a summary of the relative importance of the physical, psychological, and social aspects of a patient's problem as assessed at the consultation. Its presence in the notes, alongside a medical diagnosis, allows treatment to be planned along recognised lines, while still keeping other aspects of the problem in perspective. It is suggested that this may lead to more appropriate management.