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Page 63 Acronyms and Abbreviations ACS American Cancer Society AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology CIS Cancer Information Service DCTD Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HELP Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration IOM Institute of Medicine JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations MDS Minimum Data Set MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCI National Cancer Institute NCPB National Cancer Policy Board NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Page 64 NIH National Institutes of Health NINR National Institute of Nursing Research NMFBS National Mortality Followback Survey PCP President's Cancer Panel PDIA Project on Death in America PDQ Physician Data Query RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program SUPPORT Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment VA Department of Veterans Affairs WHO World Health Organization
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