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



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