Perspectives

Doctors' notes

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1333-a (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1333

Patients may manage to see their medical records, but do they understand^M the abbreviations? Here is a guide to some of the most commonly used ones.

A&W —alive and …

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