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When Medical Abbreviations Leave You Annoyed AF

A doctor deciphers the jargon so you can navigate the age of open notes

My edition of a popular meme. Whether or not I am wise is up for debate; the quality of my handwriting is not.

On April 5th, 2021 a federal law titled the 21st Century Cures Act took effect mandating that clinical notes be made available to patients free of charge. While many medical facilities were already in the practice of releasing laboratory and imaging results to…




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Bo Stapler, MD

Bo Stapler, MD

Health & science writer on Elemental & other pubs. Hospitalist physician in internal medicine & pediatrics. Interpreter of medical jargon. bostapler.medium.com

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