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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Abbreviation Full Name
AARP Former acronym of American Association of Retired Persons
ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACF Administration for Children and Families (DHHS)
ADD Attention deficit disorder
ADLs Activities of daily living
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (former name of AHRQ/DHHS)
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (DHHS)
AHSRHP Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
AI/AN American Indian/Alaska Native
AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
AoA Administration on Aging (DHHS)
API Asian or Pacific Islander
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
CAHMI Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiatives
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIH/DHHS)
CHEF Catastrophic Health Emergency Funds
CHIS California Health Interview Survey
CHS Contract Health Services
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (DHHS)
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPMP Clinical Performance Measures Project (CMS/DHHS)
CPSS Client/Patient Survey Sample (SAMHSA/DHHS)
CSHCN Children with special health care needs
DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DRG Diagnosis related group
DSU Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.
ED Emergency department
ESRD End-stage renal disease
FACCT Foundation for Accountability
FDA Food and Drug Administration (DHHS)
FDI Federal Disparity Index
FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan
FPL Federal poverty level
FY Fiscal year
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (AHRQ/DHHS)
HEDIS® Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (National Committee for Quality Assurance)
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type B
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HIVRN HIV Research Network
HMO Health maintenance organization
HPSA Health Professional Shortage Area
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS)
HS High school
IADLs Instrumental activities of daily living
IHS Indian Health Service (DHHS)
IOM Institute of Medicine (National Academies)
JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association
LEP Limited English proficiency
MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (CMS/DHHS)
MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA/DHHS)
MCHBG Maternal and Child Health Block Grant/Title V (CMS/DHHS)
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (AHRQ)
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC/DHHS)
MQIO Medicare Quality Improvement Organization
MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NCHS/DHHS)
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/DHHS)
NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NCHS/DHHS)
NHAMCS-ED National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey-Emergency Department
NHAMCS-OPD National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey-Outpatient Department
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NCHS/DHHS)
NHB Non-Hispanic black
NHDR National Healthcare Disparities Report
NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey (NCHS/DHHS)
NHHCS National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NCHS/DHHS)
NHIS National Health Interview Survey (NCHS)
NHOPI Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
NHQR National Healthcare Quality Report
NHRPT Nursing Home Resident Profile Table (CMS/DHHS)
NHSDA National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (SAMHSA/DHHS)
NHW Non-Hispanic white
NIDDM Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NIH National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
NIS National Immunization Survey (NCHS)
NNHS National Nursing Home Survey (NCHS/DHHS)
NQF National Quality Forum
NVSS National Vital Statistics System (NCHS/DHHS)
NVSS-M National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NCHS/DHHS)
NVSS-N National Vital Statistics System-Natality (CDC/DHHS)
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORHP Office of Rural Health Policy (HRSA/DHHS)
PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
PSIs Patient Safety Indicators
PTCA Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RPT Resident Profile Table
RWHC Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperatives
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program (CMS/DHHS)
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program
SES Socioeconomic status
SI Screener instrument
SID State Inpatient Databases (HCUP/AHRQ)
SSA Social Security Administration
TB Tuberculosis
TBSS Tuberculosis Surveillance System (CDC/DHHS)
TRIPP-II Translating Research into Practice and Policy II
UNAIDS United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
USRDS United States Renal Data System (NIH/DHHS)

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Other Surveys

Health Care Quality Survey (The Commonwealth Fund)
HIV/AIDS Surveillance System (CDC/DHHS)
Quality Indicators Program
Access to Care Survey (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
National TB Surveillance System (CDC/DHHS)

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