Rx Formulary and Handbook 2012-2013
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Last Revised: February 2012
Common Abbreviations Approved for Use by the Health
Information Management Subcommittee
The Health Information Management Subcommittee has approved and compiled a list of acceptable abbreviations for use in the UIHC medical record. Abbreviations of little general use and those that can easily be confused are not allowed. In accordance with the Joint Commission standards, only approved abbreviations (with the exception of the Standard International Chemical abbreviations) may be used in the medical record and no abbreviations may be used in recording the final diagnosis.
Comprehensive List of Abbreviations