Definition of History, social

History, social: An account of a patient that puts his or her illness or behavior in context. A social history may include aspects of the patient's developmental, family, and medical history, as well as relevant information about life events, social class, race, religion, and occupation.


Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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