PRATFO

PRATFO2016-12-07T20:09:28+00:00

PRATFO

MEDICAL SLANG

Abbreviation for: patient reassured and told to fuck off

This appeared on a list of British medical acronyms and abbreviations and is (presumably) meant to be funny. Woe betide the health professional who commits the folly of writing such acronyms in a medical record. The phrase’s shock value is somewhat softened by the transatlantic translation of fuck off, which non-cognoscenti might not realise is nothing more charged than go away or leave 

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