The online Urban Dictionary defines “chicken scratch”— also known as illegible medical record documentation in the healthcare industry—as follows: “Incredibly messy handwriting that is nearly impossible to read. Usually the only person who can read it is the person that wrote it. Sometimes not even they can read it after a while. The writing looks like the footprints and/or scratches chickens leave in the dirt hence the name.”

Share This Article

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
Print