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McGill University, Facebook & Mila Introduces MeDAL: A NLP Pre-training Dataset for Medical Abbreviation Disambiguation with 14M Articles

Report on the introduction of a large medical text dataset designed to help improve the use of medical abbreviations mentions ISMP’s list of dangerous abbreviations that have contradictory or ambiguous meanings. 

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Since the 2021-2022 influenza (flu) vaccine became available in September, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has received multiple reports of mix-ups. Some patients have consented to a flu vaccine but received one of the COVID-19 vaccines instead, while others have received the flue