Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports


ACS = American Cancer Society
AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIDS = acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMI = acute myocardial infarction
ARRA = American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
BRFSS = Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CAHPS® = Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CBO = Congressional Budget Office
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CE = cost-effectiveness
CEA = cost-effectiveness analysis
CHIP = Children's Health Insurance Program
CHIS = California Health Interview Survey
CLAS = culturally and linguistically appropriate services
CMS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPB = clinically preventable burden
CPES = Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys
CQUIPS = Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
CTM = Care Transitions Measure
DALY = disability-adjusted life year
DOD = U.S. Department of Defense
EHR = electronic health record
ESRD CPMP = End Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project
FEHCS = Family Evaluation of Hospice Care Survey
FY = fiscal year
GDP = gross domestic product
HCAHPS = CAHPS Hospital Survey
HCUP = Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HEDIS = Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS = U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIT = health information technology
HIV RN = HIV Research Network
HPSAs = health professional shortage areas
HRSA = Health Resources and Services Administration
HIT = health information technology
HITECH = Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
ICU = intensive care unit
IHI = Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHS = Indian Health Service
IOM = Institute of Medicine
MAD = Medicare Administrative Data
MDS = Nursing Home Minimum Data Set
MEPS = Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
MPSMS = Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System
MRI = magnetic resonance imaging
MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area
NAC = National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
NAMCS = National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NCBD = National CAHPS® Benchmarking Database
NCDB = National Cancer Data Base
NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics
NCI = National Cancer Institute
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
NHB = net health benefit
NHDR = National Healthcare Disparities Report
NHDS = National Hospital Discharge Survey
NHIS = National Health Interview Survey
NHPCO = National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
NHQR = National Healthcare Quality Report
NIH = National Institutes of Health
NIMH = National Institute of Mental Health
NIS = National Immunization Survey
NPCR = National Program of Cancer Registries
NPIRS = National Patient Information Reporting System
NPP = National Priorities Partnership
NQCB = National Quality Coordination Board
NQF = National Quality Forum
NSCH = National Survey of Children's Health
NSDUH = National Survey on Drug Use and Health
NSQIP = National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
NTBSS = National Tuberculosis Surveillance System
NVSS-I = National Vital Statistics System: Link Birth and Infant Death Data
NVSS-M = National Vital Statistics System: Mortality Data
NVSS-N = National Vital Statistics System: Natality
OASIS = Home Health Outcomes and Assessment Information Set
OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OMB = Office of Management and Budget
OMH = Office of Minority Health
ONC = Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
QALY = quality-adjusted life year
QASC = Quality Alliance Steering Committee
QIO = Quality Improvement Organization program
QuIC = Quality Interagency Coordination Taskforce
RWJF = Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
SAMHSA = Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SEER = Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program
SEP = socioeconomic position
SES = socioeconomic status
TEDS = Treatment Episode Data Sets
USPSTF = U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
USRDS = U.S. Renal Data System
VA = U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
WCHQ = Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
WHO = World Health Organization

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