LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS


ACOVE

Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders


CMS

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services


EOL

end of life


ICU

intensive care unit

IHI

Institute for Healthcare Improvement


LOS

length of stay


MDS

Minimum Data Set (CMS)


NDS

National Discharge Sample (NHPCO)

NHPCO

National Hospital and Palliative Care Organization


UHC

University Health Consortium


VHA

Veterans Health Administration



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