posted by Anonymous .
when are abbreviations acceptable in the medical field?
Check this page.
That page lists only a few of the many abbreviations acceptable in the medical field.
What does your text say?
Depends upon the context. How about abbreviations like M.D., HMO, G-I, Ob-Gyn, and MRI? You see them all the time.
Abbreviations are acceptable in any field if (1) they are common knowledge to the audience or (2) the meaning of the abbreviation is given the first time it is used in a message.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.