Status post

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 21 May 2021

Status post (S/P) is a term used in medicine to refer to a treatment (often a surgical procedure), diagnosis or just an event, that a patient has experienced previously, for example, "status post cholecystectomy", "S/P vaginal delivery", etc.

History and etymology

'Status' is Latin for condition or state, whilst 'post' means after, i.e. the patient's condition after something has happened .

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