SOAP notes are a method of documenting patient encounters used in medical, healthcare, and counselling settings. The acronym stands for Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan, representing the structured format for recording subjective information from the patient, objective observations and measurements, professional assessment and analysis, and the plan of action for treatment or further evaluation.


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