Dictionary of Abbreviations

The Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations

First published in hardcopy format in 1993 and in online format in 2012. Currently in 6th Edition and edited (since 2nd edition in 1997) by author Joanne Williams.

There are over 10,000 abbreviations contained in the Dictionary. The electronic versions of the dictionary are available online and for iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. The electronic versions make it easy and fast to search for am abbreviation.

The electronic versions are also kept current and have new abbreviations added to the list on a monthly basis. The printed version lags behind in content as it is reprinted ever 3 to 5 years. The dictionary is used widely in Australia by medical , administrative, clinical coding, nursing and medical record department and allied health staff.

The hardcopy, 6th edition is now available.


Non-Members can buy the Dictionary here.

Members please login to find a link in the "Members Links" section of the Website.