HDC/ABMT high dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HTA Health Technology Assessment

ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

IOM Institute of Medicine

LILACS Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature

MCAC Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee

MedCAC Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee

MOOSE Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

MSAC Medical Services Advisory Committee

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse

NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHS National Health Service

NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NIH National Institutes of Health

NQF National Quality Forum

OMAR Office of Medical Applications of Research

OTA U.S. Office of Technology Assessment

PET positron emission tomography

PhRMA Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

PICO population, intervention, comparison, and outcomes

PSAC Priority Setting Advisory Committee

QUOROM Quality of Reporting of Meta-analyses

RCT randomized controlled trial

RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

STARD Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy

STROBE Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

TEC Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center

USPSTF U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

VA Veterans Administration

VHA Veterans Health Administration

WHO World Health Organization



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