Why are abbreviations a problem?
Abbreviations are very often misinterpreted. A misread text message might be confusing, but a misread prescription or medical chart could be deadly.
You can make changes in your organization.
We can stop the use of abbreviations and ensure all medical communication is clear and concise. Get started in your organization with four easy steps.
About the HQCA
The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) is a provincial agency that brings an objective perspective to Alberta’s health system, pursuing opportunities to improve person-centred care, patient safety and health service quality for Albertans.