Old or sick people should perhaps give this a miss......
It is wellknown that Doctors usually have very untidy, even illegible handwriting.
Perhaps their use of "Doctors' Slang" is not so familiar to the general public; and, because of our current preoccupation with litigation, and the danger of notes being read aloud and explained in court, DS is fast becoming a dying art.....
So, here are some examples of DS:
DESCRIPTIONS OF PATIENTS
NFN = normal for Norfolk
SWW= infant (sick, wet, whiny)
OAP= over-anxious patient
LOFD= looks OK from door
AGA= acute gravity attack( fell over)
PFO= drunk(p****d) and fell over
PGT= drunk and got thumped
NPS= new parent syndrome
PRATFO= patient reassured and told to (f***o**) go home
FABIANS= felt awful but Im alright now syndrome
GPO= good for parts only
TEETH= tried everything else try homeopathy
AGMI = aint gonna make it
I couldnt find suitable pictures!