List of Acronyms/Abbreviations

Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and Evaluation

ACGAdjusted Clinical Groups
AHAAmerican Hospital Association
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AQAAmbulatory Quality Alliance
APRAll Patient Refined
CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COLSCorrected ordinary least squares
DEAData envelopment analysis
DRGDiagnosis-related groups
EPCEvidence-based Practice Center
EREmergency room
ETGEpisode Treatment Groups
FTEFull-time equivalent
HITHealth information technology
IHAIntegrated Healthcare Association
IHCISIntegrated Healthcare Information Services, Inc.
IOMInstitute of Medicine
JCAHOJoint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
LPNLicensed practical nurse
MEGMedstat Episode Groups
NCQANational Committee for Quality Assurance
O/EObserved/expected ratio
PPMSProvider Performance Measurement System
RNRegistered nurse
SFAStochastic frontier analysis
TEPTechnical expert panel
VAVeterans Administration Health System
Page last reviewed April 2008
Internet Citation: List of Acronyms/Abbreviations: Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and Evaluation. April 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.