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ADHI Ch10

Numbers

QuestionAnswer
most numerals used in medicine are expressed as __ numbers arabic
general rule is to use arabic numerals unless roman numerals are specified or strong documentation that preferred form is roman
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 arabic numerals
do not use periods; capital letters used except in special circumstances; lowercase are used as page numbers for preliminary material in a book & for formal outlining in publication roman numerals
when a letter following a letter of greater value, in roman numerals, it increases value of preceding letter
when letter precedes a letter of greater value, in roman numerals, it diminishes the value of following letter
a bar over a roman numeral letter indicates multiplication by 1000
roman numerals are used for __ designation for psychiatric diagnoses axis
__ numerals are used for Billroth anastomosis roman
roman numerals are used for blood __ factors
roman numerals are used for __ stages cancer
roman numerals are used for __ __ __ for Legg-Perthes disease Catterall hip score
roman numerals are used for Clark levels for __ __ malignant melanoma
roman numerals are used for __ nerves cranial
roman numerals are used for __ classification for hip dysplasia Crowe
roman numerals are used for __ ulcers decubitus
roman numerals are used for EKG standard __ __ bipolar leads
roman numerals are used for LeFort classifications of __ __ facial fractures
roman numerals are used for Mallampati-Samsoon __ assessment airway
roman numerals are used for __ __ of olecranon fractures Mayo classifications
roman numerals are used for Neer staging for __ __ shoulder impingement
roman numerals are used for Neer-Horowitz classifications of __ fractures
roman numerals are used for NY Heart Association (NYHA) classification of __ __ heart failure
roman numerals are used for Ranchos Los Amigos cognitive __ scale function
roman numerals are __ __ Salter & Salter-Harris classifications of fractures used for
roman numerals are used for Schatzker classification of __ __ fractures tibial plateau
roman numerals are used for __, people, & animals wars
used to indicate order/position in a series rather than quantity ordinal numbers
in formal publication & correspondence, preference for all numbers, incl ordinals, is to __ __ __ 1st-9th & use __ for 10 & up spell them out
in health record, all ordinals should be __ __ __ to promote clarity of communication expressed in numerals
do not use __ with ordinal numbers period
use a period with numeric values to separate whole number from decimal fraction
use a period with numeric values after numbers to enumerate in a __, unless numbers are enclosed in __ list; parentheses
use a comma with numeric values to separate groups of __ __ in numbers of 5 digits or more, unless __ are used 3 numerals; decimals
comma in __ numbers may be omitted 4-digit
use a comma with numeric values to separate adjacent __ numbers, if neither can be expressed readily in __ unrelated; words
use a comma with numeric values to separate year from __ __ __ when full date is expressed rest of sentence
do not use a comma btwn words __ a number expressing
do not use a comma when only __ and year are given in a date month
use a colon with __ __ of time standard expressions
use a colon to separate volume number & page numbers in footnotes, endnotes, & cited sources
do not use colon in expression of __ time military
use hyphens w/numeric expressions to form __ __ btwn number & English word/nonmetric unit if it precedes & modifies noun compound modifier
use hyphens w/numeric expressions when expressing numbers __ __ - compound numbers btwn 21-99, whether stand alone or are part of number over __ in words; 100
use hyphens w/numeric expressions of __ numbers, in medical record numbers, social security numbers, etc serial
use hyphens w/numeric expressions to express __ numbers that combined w/whole numbers whether spelled out/expressed w/numerals fractional
express numerals of 5 digits/more by using __ to separate numerals in groups of threes, but omit if __ are used commas; decimals
use words/figures for numbers in __ __, according to entity's preference proper names
keep a numeral and unit of measure __ at line breaks together
when large number rounded by use of words million or billion, number should be expressed w/combination of numerals & words
when large number is used in a range expression, unit should be repeated to avoid ambiguity
when decimal expression (such as four point two thousand) are combined w/word hundred, thousand, million, or billion, numerals may be transcribed 4.2 thousand or 4200
when decimal expression (such as five point eight million) are combined w/word hundred, thousand, million, or billion, numerals may be transcribed 5.8 million or 5,800,000
when 2 numbers are consecutive __ __ __ to avoid confusion spell out one
spell out numbers that __ __ __, or recast sentence begin a sentence
a(n) __ __ that begins a sentence does not need to be spelled out, but better to __ sentence if possible complete year; recast
spell out number __ when used a noun/pronoun one
spell out __ numeric expressions nonspecific/indefinite; i.e. she described hundreds of symptoms
always spelled out when it stands alone as a general expression; when combined w/classification description/unit of measure, numeral should be used to express value zero (0)
use numerals to express __, except at beginning of sentence ages
when author dictates in clipped format & begins sentence with reference to patient's age transcriptionist should recast sentence or write out number
use hyphens to form compound modifier when patient's age is expressed as __, whether noun following it is __ or __ modifier; expressed; implied
do not __ patient's age when used a general descriptor & is not compound modifier hyphenate
use numerals plus s (do not use apostrophe ' ) in general reference to patient's age by decade
term used to indicate diameter of bullet in hundredths of an inch caliber
a bullet that is 30 hundredths of an inch in __ is called "30 caliber" & is expressed in writing as .30-caliber diameter
express calibers with a(n) __ __ followed by arabic numerals and a(n) __ when preceding & modifying a noun decimal point; hyphen
when anatomic position is described in terms of __ __ as seen by viewer, use o'clock clock-face orientation
do not transcribe o'clock as a(n) expression of time
__ the clock-face expression since it forms compound modifier preceding & modifying the word __ hyphenate; position
if word position is not dictated but position, and not time, is clearly implied, transcribe full expression to avoid confusion
when clock-face orientation is expressed as a(n) __ __, omit word o'clock even if dictated partial hour
when sequence of month, day, year are given, set off __ by commas year
do not use __ when expressing month, day, year sequence ordinals
if month, day, year sequence stands alone on reports, as admission/discharge dates, do not use punctuation after year
use ordinal numbers when day of month __ month and is preceded by the word __ precedes; the
__ use commas when day of month precedes month, and is preceded by the word the don't
do not use ordinals in __ format month/day/year
when military date-style is used the __ precedes the __ day; month
when military date-style is used, __ are used but do not use __ numerals; commas
when military date-style is used write out or abbreviate month (without periods) & use arabic figures for day & year
when only an occasional date is referenced, it is preferable to spell out date in body of a report by writing out name of month & using four digits for the year
when dates are used frequently, throughout a report, they should be expressed as numerals separated by virgules
when using virgule to express dates, preference is to express __ __, no just the last 2 digits; important for clarity when expressing birth/historical dates occurring in either 20th/21st century full year
when only month & day are dictated add the year if only you are certain what year is being referred to
divide dates at end of line of text between day and year
avoid dividing dates at end of line of text between month and day
in decimals, use numerals to express __ __ decimal amounts
in decimals, use period as decimal point/indicator
always use decimal form with __ units of measure, even when they are dictated as a(n) __ metric; fraction
do not use decimal form with __ units of measure, instead use __ nonmetric; fractions
when originator uses fraction that cannot be exactly translated into decimals transcribe as dictated
use decimal form with nonmetric forms of measure when precise measurement is intended and fraction form would be inexact
__ __ __ places may follow the decimal tow or more
when whole numbers are dictated, do not ass decimal point and trailing zero
when decimal point and zero are dictated following a whole number to emphasize preciseness of a(n) __ (i.e. of pathology specimen/lab value) transcribe as dictated measurement
for quantities less than one, place a(n) zero before decimal point
for quantities less than one, do not place a zero before decimal point when number could never equal (i.e. in bullet calibers & certain statistical expressions such as correlation coefficients & statistical probability)
Created by: lfrancois