Appendix B
Abbreviations


AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research


BPD

Bureau of Policy Development


CHCT

Council on Health Care Technology


DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services


FDA

Food and Drug Administration


HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration


IOM

Institute of Medicine


NCHCT

National Center for Health Care Technology

NCHSR

National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment

NIH

National Institutes of Health


OHTA

Office of Health Technology Assessment

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OTA

Office of Technology Assessment


PHS

Public Health Service



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Setting Priorities for Health Technology Assessment: A Model Process Appendix B Abbreviations AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research BPD Bureau of Policy Development CHCT Council on Health Care Technology DHHS Department of Health and Human Services FDA Food and Drug Administration HCFA Health Care Financing Administration IOM Institute of Medicine NCHCT National Center for Health Care Technology NCHSR National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment NIH National Institutes of Health OHTA Office of Health Technology Assessment OIG Office of Inspector General OTA Office of Technology Assessment PHS Public Health Service