435 abbreviations
PALSPediatric advanced life support
PAPRPersonal air-purifying respirator
PATParoxysmal atrial tachycardia
PBIProtein-bound iodine
PCNPrimary care network
PCPPrimary care physician
PDLPrescription drug list
PDPPrescription drug plan
Ped.Pediatrics; also Pediatrician
PETPositron emission tomography
PFFSPrivate fee-for-service
pHExpression of acidity or alkalinity. pH 7 is neutral;above 7 alkalinity increases; below 7 acidity decreases.
PHNPublic health nurse
PHOPhysician hospital organization
PHSPublic health services
POSPoint of service
PPEPersonal protective equipment
PPIProducer price index
PPOPreferred provider organization
PPRCPhysician Payment Review Commission
PPSProspective payment system
PreemyPremature Infant
PROPeer review organization
PRRBProvider reimbursement review board
PSAProstate-specific antigen
PSOProvider sponsored organization
PTPhysical therapy
QAQuality assurance
QIQuality improvement
QIOQuality improvement organization
RADRadiation-absorbed dose
RBCRed blood count
RBRVSResource-based relative value scale
RHCRural health clinic
RPB 6Regional Policy Board 6 (AHA)
RUGsResource utilization groups
RVSRelative value scale
RVURelative value unit
SARSSevere acute respiratory syndrome
SCHSole community hospital
SCHIPState Children¡¦s Health Insurance Program
SCICSignificant change in condition
SEIUService Employees International Union
SEOCState emergency operations center
SICUSurgical intensive care unit
SIDSSudden infant death syndrome
SMDASafe Medical Devices Act (1990)
SMEState medical examiner
SNFSkilled nursing facility