C.I.:

confidence interval

CML:

chronic myelocytic leukemia

CONQUEST:

Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System

CRN:

Cancer Research Network

CSRP:

Cancer Surveillance Research Program

CT:

computerized tomography


DHHS:

Department of Health and Human Services

DOCS:

Documented Outcomes Collection System

DoD:

Department of Defense

DRE:

digital rectal exam


ERISA:

Employee Retirement Income Security Act


FACCT:

Foundation for Accountability

FDA:

Food and Drug Administration

FFS:

fee-for-service

FLIC:

Functional Living Index—Cancer

FOBT:

fecal occult blood test


GAO:

General Accounting Office


HCFA:

Health Care Financing Administration

HD:

Hodgkin's disease

HEDIS:

Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set

HIV:

human immunodeficiency virus

HLA:

human leukocyte antigen

HMO:

health maintenance organization

HRSA:

Health Resources and Services Administration


ICD-9:

International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition

IMS:

Indicator Measurement System

IOM:

Institute of Medicine

IPA:

independent practice association


JCAHO:

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Heathcare Organizations


LHRH:

luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone


MCO:

managed care organizations

MESH:

medical subject headings


NCAB:

National Cancer Advisory Board

NCCN:

National Comprehensive Cancer Network



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