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) uses information about the health of Albertans and the health system to study, report on, and improve patient safety and health service quality. We work with patients and the public, those who provide healthcare, and the government to promote and improve high quality and safe patient care.