Doctors’ jargon to watch for on your medical notes…

Updated January 25th, 2020. Doctors’ abbreviations, acronyms and slang terms actually used on patients’ notes have been on the way out for some years now, if we are to believe this article from the BBC’s News Online, way back in August 2003.

Would they have said you were ‘Paws Up,’ or just PBS?

And not because of high technology or computerized patient records – especially in the UK where most hospital notes are still done on paper because the various IT systems within our noble National Health Service can’t talk to each other despite many millions being wasted on trying. 

No, it’s because most of them were extremely rude (and funny.) [Read more…]