435 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
PALS Pediatric advanced life support
PAPR Personal air-purifying respirator
PAT Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
PBI Protein-bound iodine
PCN Primary care network
PCP Primary care physician
PDL Prescription drug list
PDP Prescription drug plan
Ped. Pediatrics; also Pediatrician
PET Positron emission tomography
PFFS Private fee-for-service
pH Expression of acidity or alkalinity. pH 7 is neutral;above 7 alkalinity increases; below 7 acidity decreases.
PHN Public health nurse
PHO Physician hospital organization
PHS Public health services
POS Point of service
PPE Personal protective equipment
PPI Producer price index
PPO Preferred provider organization
PPRC Physician Payment Review Commission
PPS Prospective payment system
Preemy Premature Infant
PRO Peer review organization
PRRB Provider reimbursement review board
PSA Prostate-specific antigen
PSO Provider sponsored organization
PT Physical therapy
QA Quality assurance
QI Quality improvement
QIO Quality improvement organization
RAD Radiation-absorbed dose
RBC Red blood count
RBRVS Resource-based relative value scale
RHC Rural health clinic
RPB 6 Regional Policy Board 6 (AHA)
RUGs Resource utilization groups
RVS Relative value scale
RVU Relative value unit
SARS Severe acute respiratory syndrome
SC Subcutaneous
SCH Sole community hospital
SCHIP State Children¡¦s Health Insurance Program
SCIC Significant change in condition
SEIU Service Employees International Union
SEOC State emergency operations center
SICU Surgical intensive care unit
SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome
SMDA Safe Medical Devices Act (1990)
SME State medical examiner
SNF Skilled nursing facility