Abbreviations Abound in the Medical Field!
I do not know for sure why medical abbreviations are so popular in medical terminology or how many there are, but the number used daily in a healthcare setting is staggering.
It is important to know, use, and interpret medical abbreviations correctly.
Also, there is no official ‘use list’ of approved abbreviations; however, the Institute for Safe Medical Practice (ISMP) has a list of error-prone abbreviations which may be of help to you.
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