Are there any approved medical abbreviations?BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4140 (Published 15 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4140
- Fuad Hameed, consultant in geriatric medicine, Cannock Chase Hospital, Cannock, UK
The appraisal form for a senior advanced practitioner asked: “Does the practitioner in question use approved medical abbreviations while prescribing and making entries in medical notes?”
I know a host of medical abbreviations—ac, bid, od, qd, qid, and so on—but what are “approved” medical abbreviations? …
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