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Status post
Means following or after. It is frequently abbreviated as s/p. For example, if a patient has recently had back surgery, the doctor may write in the medical chart that that "The patient is s/p back surgery." The term "status post" or "s/p" is used to alert others as to conditions or surgeries that the patient has had, usually recently. Status post comes from the Latin word "status" meaning "condition" and the Latin word "post" meaning "after." Put the two words together and you have "after condition."

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