Appendix A
Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACC American College of Cardiology

ACP American College of Physicians

ADA American Dietetic Association

AGREE Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation

AHA American Heart Association

AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AMA American Medical Association

ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology

BCBSA Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

CADTH Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

CEA cost-effectiveness analysis

CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

COGS Conference on Guideline Standardization

CONSORT Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials

DERP Drug Effectiveness Review Project

EC European Community

EPC Evidence-based Practice Center

EUnetHTA European Network for Health Technology Assessment

FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDG fluorodeoxyglucose

GDP gross domestic product



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Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations ACC American College of Cardiology ACP American College of Physicians ADA American Dietetic Association AGREE Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation AHA American Heart Association AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AMA American Medical Association ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology BCBSA Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association CADTH Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research CEA cost-effectiveness analysis CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services COGS Conference on Guideline Standardization CONSORT Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials DERP Drug Effectiveness Review Project EC European Community EPC Evidence-based Practice Center EUnetHTA European Network for Health Technology Assessment FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDG fluorodeoxyglucose GDP gross domestic product 79

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