Table 2

Correct response for different abbreviations in the questionnaire (n=209)

AbbreviationsCorrect response (%)
SCBU (special care baby unit)194 (93)
NAD (no abnormality detected)188 (91)
ABX (antibiotic)182 (87)
DOA (dead on arrival)179 (86)
NKDA (no known drug allergy)166 (79)
FOB (faecal occult blood)144 (69)
ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation)138 (66)
IOP (intra-ocular pressure)135 (65)
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)135 (65)
MVR (mitral valve regurgitation)131 (63)
HOCM (hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy)112 (55)
CPU (chest pain unit)105 (50)
LTC (long term catheter)102 (49)
IUP (intrauterine pregnancy)82 (39)
WNL (within normal limit)79 (38)
DRE (digital rectal examination)72 (34)
BIBA (brought in by ambulance)72 (34)
TRUS (trans rectal ultrasound)72 (34)
FOOSH (fall of outstretch hand)68 (33)
CAP (community acquired pneumonia)66 (32)
LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms)63 (30)
OTT (out to toilet)55 (26)
TGH (to go home)52 (25)
COBH (change of bowel habit)43 (21)
GOO (gastric outlet obstruction)35 (17)
USG (ultrasound)41 (20)
SSI (sliding scale insulin)19 (9)
POD (patient's own drug)7 (3)
CIC (clean intermittent catheterisation)6 (3)
STS (soft tissue swelling)1 (0.5)