Appendix B

List of Abbreviations


ADC —

Average daily census


BDOC —

Bed—days of care

BMTU —

Bone marrow transplant unit


CAPWWU —

Capitation Weighted Work Unit

C&A —

Consulting and attending (physician)

CCU —

Coronary care unit

CDR —

Cost Distribution Report

CNS —

Clinical nurse specialist

COGME —

Council on Graduate Medical Education

COS —

Chiefs of staff

CRNA —

Certified registered nurse anesthetist


DoD —

Department of Defense

DRG —

Diagnosis—related group

DSE —

Detailed Staffing Exercise


EBPSM —

Empirically Based Physician Staffing Models


FT —

Full—time

FTEE —

Full—Time—Equivalent Employees

FY —

Fiscal year


GEU —

Geriatric evaluation unit

GMENAC —

Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee

GRECC —

Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center


HMO —

Health maintenance organization

HBHC —

Hospital—based home care


ICU —

Intensive care unit

IHS —

Indian Health Service

IOM —

Institute of Medicine

IPF —

Inverse production function


JCAHO —

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


LOS —

Length of stay

LP —

Linear programming

LTC —

Long—term care


MAD —

Mean absolute deviation



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Physician Staffing for the VA: Volume I Appendix B List of Abbreviations ADC — Average daily census BDOC — Bed—days of care BMTU — Bone marrow transplant unit CAPWWU — Capitation Weighted Work Unit C&A — Consulting and attending (physician) CCU — Coronary care unit CDR — Cost Distribution Report CNS — Clinical nurse specialist COGME — Council on Graduate Medical Education COS — Chiefs of staff CRNA — Certified registered nurse anesthetist DoD — Department of Defense DRG — Diagnosis—related group DSE — Detailed Staffing Exercise EBPSM — Empirically Based Physician Staffing Models FT — Full—time FTEE — Full—Time—Equivalent Employees FY — Fiscal year GEU — Geriatric evaluation unit GMENAC — Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee GRECC — Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center HMO — Health maintenance organization HBHC — Hospital—based home care ICU — Intensive care unit IHS — Indian Health Service IOM — Institute of Medicine IPF — Inverse production function JCAHO — Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations LOS — Length of stay LP — Linear programming LTC — Long—term care MAD — Mean absolute deviation

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Physician Staffing for the VA: Volume I MEDIPP — Medical District Initiated Program Planning MICU — Medical intensive care unit NP — Nurse practitioner NPP — Nonphysician practitioner OPS — Other Physician Services (serving to define one of six ambulatory PCAs at the VAMC) PA — Physician assistant PCA — Patient care area PF — Production function PGY — Postgraduate year PSA — Primary service area PT — Part—time PTF — Patient Treatment File PTSD — Post—traumatic stress disorder RAM — Resource Allocation Methodology RBRVS — Resource—Based Relative Value Scale RMS — Rehabilitation medicine service RPM — Resource Planning and Management (methodology) RUG — Resource Utilization Group RUGWWU — Resource Utilization Group Weighted Work Unit SADI — Staffing Algorithm Development Instrument SCI — Spinal cord injury SICU — Surgical intensive care unit VA — Department of Veterans Affairs VAMC — Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center VHA — Veterans Health Administration WOC — Without—compensation (physician) WWU — Weighted Work Unit