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Medical abbreviations that have contradictory or ambiguous meanings.

Davis N. ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition! January 30, 2020.

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February 12, 2020

Davis N. ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition! January 30, 2020.

Multiple organizations have identified using unclear or misleading abbreviations as a threat to patient safety. This article discusses proposed solutions, and provides a rationale for why some solutions may not be feasible.