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Lifestyle modifications and greater attention to health maintenance offer the patient substantial benefits. However, many physicians and their patients fail to address these issues comprehensively during the course of medical care. Use of a health questionnaire at the time of a periodic health examination can improve the consistency and thoroughness of data collection but still leaves a need for the physician to translate risk factors to risks and to educate patients regarding those risks. Computerizing this process seems appropriate. While the computer collects information as well as a questionnaire, it can also calculate the effect of adverse factors and give
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Health Risk Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:310-311. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-2-310
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(2):310-311.
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