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Ambiguous abbreviations: an audit of abbreviations in paediatric note keeping.

Sheppard JE, Weidner LCE, Zakai S, et al. Archives of disease in childhood. 2008;93:204-6.

Review of progress notes and sign-outs at a pediatric hospital revealed a high incidence of confusing or non-standard abbreviations to describe medications and clinical conditions, many of which were not recognized by independent observers.