Acronyms and Abbreviations

A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report

adj = adjusted
ALOS = Average length of stay
CAT = Computed axial tomography
CEO = Chief executive officer
cor = heart
ED = Emergency department
FTE = Full time equivalent
h = hour
m/min = minute
HCT = Health care team
HMO = Health maintenance organization
IRB = Institutional review board
med = medication
MRI = Magnetic resonance imaging
PDSA = Plan, Do, Study, Act

Current as of September 2005
Internet Citation: Acronyms and Abbreviations: A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report. September 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/toolkit/tkacro.html