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Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust Appendix A Abbreviations and Acronyms AAN American Academy of Neurology AANN American Association of Neuroscience Nurses ACC American College of Cardiology ACCF American College of Cardiology Foundation ACCP American College of Chest Physicians ACP American College of Physicians ACR American College of Radiology ACS American Cancer Society A/F audit and feedback AGA American Gastroenterology Association AGO Attorney General’s Office AGREE Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation instrument AGS American Geriatrics Society AHA American Heart Association AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AMA American Medical Association ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ASCO American Society for Clinical Oncology ATS American Thoracic Society BCBS Blue Cross Blue Shield BMD bone mineral density
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Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust CAD coronary artery disease CADTH Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDS computer-aided decision support CDSC CDS Consortium CEBM Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine CER comparative effectiveness research CHF chronic heart failure CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMSS Council of Medical Specialty Societies COGS Conference on Guideline Standardization COI conflict of interest COMPUS Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing and Utilization Service COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease CPG clinical practice guideline DoD Department of Defense EBM evidence-based medicine EHR electronic health record EPC evidence-based practice center ESC European Society of Cardiology FAO Food and Agriculture Organization FTE full-time equivalent GAP Guidelines Applied in Practice GDG Guideline Development Group GEM Guideline Elements Model GIN Guidelines International Network GLIF Guideline Interchange Format GRADE Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation GWTG American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines HHS Department of Health and Human Services HIT health information technology ICSI Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America
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Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust IOM Institute of Medicine INQRI Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative KFF Kaiser Family Foundation KDIGO Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes KDOQI Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative KWW Knowing What Works in Health Care MeSH medical subject headings MIPPA Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report MSTF U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network NEJM New England Journal of Medicine NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse NGT Nominal Group Technique NHS National Health System (UK) NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK) NIH National Institutes of Health NINR National Institute of Nursing Research NKF National Kidney Foundation NQF National Quality Forum NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NTIS National Technical Information Service NZGG New Zealand Guidelines Group PCORI Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute PGA performance gap assessment PRD patient-reported data QIO quality improvement organization RCT randomized controlled trial REM risk evaluation and management plan SCCM Society for Critical Care Medicine SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network SORT Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy SR systematic review
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Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust USPSTF U.S. Preventive Services Task Force VA Veterans Administration WHO World Health Organization