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



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Physician Staffing for the VA: VOLUME II 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

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Physician Staffing for the VA: VOLUME II LOS - Length of stay LP - Linear programming LTC - Long-term care MAD - Mean absolute deviation MEDIPP - Medical District Initiated Program Planning MICU - Medical intensive care unit MP - Marginal product 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