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Although taking an occupational history is a routine part of any patient evaluation, most practicing physicians do not have an intimate knowledge of occupational medicine. This lack is in part due to the relatively vast knowledge base that must be mastered in this field of medicine. Physicians must not only be aware of all the potential toxins involved in an occupation, but must also recognize the many symptoms from exposure to each toxin. Because this type of information can be easily sorted into compartments (occupation, toxins, symptoms), it is well suited to simple software design. Computer-assisted decision making in occupational
Occupational Risk Analysis Program, Version 1.0.. Ann Intern Med. ;105:986. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-986
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):986.
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