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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10073.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Index

AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AMA American Medical Association

AMI acute myocardial infarction


BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey


CABG coronary artery bypass graft

CAHPS Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHCF California HealthCare Foundation

CPI Consumer Price Index

CSFII Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals


DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DQuIP Diabetes Quality Improvement Project


FACCT Foundation for Accountability

FEHBP Federal Employees Health Benefit Program

FOBT fecal occult blood test


GP general practitioner

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10073.
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HCFA Health Care Financing Administration

HCQIP Health Care Quality Improvement Program

HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set

HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HMO health maintenance organization

HOS Health Outcomes Survey


IOM Institute of Medicine

IPA independent practice association


JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association

JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MHCC Maryland Health Care Commission


NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress

NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NAS National Academy of Sciences

NCDB National Cancer Data Base

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

NHAMCS National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NHS National Health Service

NIS National Immunization Survey

NIS Nationwide Inpatient Sample

NQF National Quality Forum

NRC National Research Council

NVSS National Vital Statistics System


PHC4 Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council

PRO peer review organization


QI quality indicator

QuIC Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force


S-CHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program

SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10073.
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SID State Inpatient Database

SLAITS State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey

STD sexually transmitted disease


VPQHC Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care


WHO World Health Organization

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10073.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10073.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10073.
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How good is the quality of health care in the United States? Is quality improving? Or is it suffering? While the average person on the street can follow the state of the economy with economic indicators, we do not have a tool that allows us to track trends in health care quality. Beginning in 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will produce an annual report on the national trends in the quality of health care delivery in the United States. AHRQ commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to help develop a vision for this report that will allow national and state policy makers, providers, consumers, and the public at large to track trends in health care quality. Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report offers a framework for health care quality, specific examples of the types of measures that should be included in the report, suggestions on the criteria for selecting measures, as well as advice on reaching the intended audiences. Its recommendations could help the national health care quality report to become a mainstay of our nation’s effort to improve health care.

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