156886715-the-oet-letter-tips.pdf - The OET letter \u2013 Tips 1 Be careful with the word diagnosis Diagnosis means that a doctor has assessed the patient

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The OET letter – Tips 1. Be careful with the word diagnosis . Diagnosis means that a doctor has assessed the patient, and decided that the patient has a condition. If the patient has already had the condition for some time, you can’t use the word diagnosis (even if this is the title in the case notes). Instead you will need to write something like this: Mr Smith has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the past 3 years. Ms Elliot has had a recent exacerbation of her Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Remember, you can only use the word diagnosis if the patient has been diagnosed with a new condition. 2. Take care with abbreviations in the case notes. You cannot use
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