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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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List of Acronyms

ACE — angiotensin converting enzyme
ADLs — activities of daily living
AHCPR — Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now AHRQ)
AHRQ — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIDS — acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMI — acute myocardial infarction
ART — antiretroviral therapy
ASPE — Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
BRFSS — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CAHMI — Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
CAHPS — Consumer Assessment of Health Plans
CDC — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC TB — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Tuberculosis Surveillance System
CHF — congestive heart failure
CKD — chronic kidney disease
CMS — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPM — Clinical Performance Measures
CSFII — Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals (1994-96 )
CSHCN — children with special health care needs
CVD — cardiovascular disease
DFC — Dialysis Facility Compare
DHHS — Department of Health and Human Services
DON — Diabetes Outreach Network
DQIP — Diabetes Quality Improvement Project
ESRD — end stage renal disease
FAP — Facility Admission Profile
FOBT — Fecal occult blood tests
GDP — national gross domestic product
GFR — glomerular filtration rate
HAART — highly active anti-retroviral therapy
HCFA — Heath Care Financing Administration (now CMS)
HCSUS — HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study
HCUP — Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HEDIS — Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HHAs — home health agencies
HIV — human immunodeficiency virus
HP2010 — Healthy People 2010
HSR&D — Health Services Research and Development Service
IADLs — instrumental activities of daily living
ICU — intensive care units
IMSystem — Indicator Measurement System
IOM — Institute of Medicine
IT — information technology
JCAHO — Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
K/DOQI — Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative
LHI — Leading Health Indicator
LTBI — latent tuberculosis infection
MDS — Minimum Data Set
MEPS — Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MQMS — Medicare Quality Monitoring System
MTF — Monitoring the Future Study
NAEPP — National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NAMCS — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHA — National Health Accounts
NCBD — National CAHPS Benchmarking Database
NCI — National Cancer Institute
NCQA — National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCVS — National Crime Victimization Survey
NDEP — National Diabetes Education Program
NETSS — National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance
NHAMCS — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHANES — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDS — National Hospital Discharge Survey
NHHCS — National Home Health and Hospice Care Survey
NHIS — National Health Interview Survey
NHQR — National Healthcare Quality Report
NHSDA — National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
NIDDK — National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIS — National Immunization Survey
NKF — National Kidney Foundation
NNDSS — National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
NNHS — National Nursing Home Survey
NNIS — National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance
NPLHD — National Profile of Local Health Departments
NQF — National Quality Forum
NSFG — National Survey of Family Growth
NTBSS — National TB Surveillance System
NVSS-I — National Vital Statistics System - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data
NVSS-M — National Vital Statistics System, Mortality
NVSS-N — National Vital Statistics System, Natality
NWHPS — National Worksite Health Promotion Survey
OASIS — Outcome and Assessment Information Set
OBQI — Outcome-Based Quality Improvement
OBRA — Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OECD — Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development Health Data File
OpDiv — Operating Division
PPS — prospective payment system
PSA — prostate specific antigen test
PSI — Patient Safety Indicator
PTCA — percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
QIO — Quality Improvement Organization
SAMHSA — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SEER — Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
SHPPS — School Health Policies and Programs Study
STATE — State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation System
STDSS — Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance System
TB — tuberculosis
TEP — technical expert panel
TRIP — Translating Research Into Practice
TST — tuberculin skin test
UNAIDS — United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
URR — urea reduction ratio
USC — usual source of care
USRDS — United States Renal Data System
UTI — urinary tract infection
VA — Department of Veterans Affairs
VAP — ventilator-associated pneumonia
Vital statistics — National Vital Statistics System
WHO — World Health Organization
YRBSS — Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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