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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Index

AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AMA American Medical Association

AMI acute myocardial infarction


BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey


CABG coronary artery bypass graft

CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHCF California HealthCare Foundation

CPI Consumer Price Index

CSFII Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals


DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DQuIP Diabetes Quality Improvement Project


FACCT Foundation for Accountability

FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefit Program

FOBT fecal occult blood test


GP general practitioner



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Page 226 HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HCQIP Health Care Quality Improvement Program HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HIV human immunodeficiency virus HMO health maintenance organization HOS Health Outcomes Survey IOM Institute of Medicine IPA independent practice association JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey MHCC Maryland Health Care Commission NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey NAS National Academy of Sciences NCDB National Cancer Data Base NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHIS National Health Interview Survey NHS National Health Service NIS National Immunization Survey NIS Nationwide Inpatient Sample NQF National Quality Forum NRC National Research Council NVSS National Vital Statistics System PHC4 Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council PRO peer review organization QI quality indicator QuIC Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force S-CHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program

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Page 227 SID State Inpatient Database SLAITS State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey STD sexually transmitted disease VPQHC Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care WHO World Health Organization