Doctors have been urged not to use ambiguous abbreviations in medical notes, after a Victorian hospital audit found a worryingly high number of confusing terms in discharge summaries. While the average healthcare professional may understand common abbreviations such as ‘GP’ and ‘PRN’, they may be confused by ambiguous ones such as ‘AP’ (Anteroposterior? Abdominoperineal? Assessment ...
10 ambiguous medical abbreviations you should not use
By Michael Woodhead
19 Aug 2019