happy letter

A letter sent by a physician, hospital, lab, or other health care provider to a patient regarding test results that indicate no abnormalities requiring therapy

happy letter

A letter sent by a physician, hospital, lab, or other health care provider to a Pt regarding test results–eg, 'pap' test ('happy pap' letter) or battery of tests which indicates no abnormalities requiring therapy. Cf Recall letter.
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For example, the word "play" is brought to life with a smiling letter p holding the letter "l" as a baseball bat, while the letter "a" is made up as a baseball glove and a happy letter "y" sits like a game spectator.
LET'S have one happy letter as we come up to Christmas.
It contrasts strongly with a happy letter to Ross from an Algerian trip with Bosie, with its report of "villages peopled by fauns.
Housing Consumer Education officials explained the rights of housing beneficiaries, understanding the value of houses, implications of signing happy letters before given keys and failure to occupy the house for which subsidy was granted.
If only we lived in a world where bullets and bombs didn't kill people, just contrary opinions, we'd have fewer letters to the editor, but they'd all be happy letters.
DEAR ANNIE: I don't see happy letters very often in your column.