when are abbreviations acceptable in the medical field?
health - Ms. Sue, Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11:07am
Check this page.
health - Ms. Sue, Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11:09am
That page lists only a few of the many abbreviations acceptable in the medical field.
What does your text say?
health - drwls, Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11:10am
Depends upon the context. How about abbreviations like M.D., HMO, G-I, Ob-Gyn, and MRI? You see them all the time.
health - PsyDAG, Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 5:38pm
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.