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APPENDIX E Acronyms The list below includes agencies, organizations, surveys, diseases, and programs. AARP ADAMHA AHA AHCPR AIDS AMA BMAD CAT CATI CBO CDC CHSS DAWN DHHS DRG ESRD GAO GNP HES American Association of Retired Persons Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration American Hospital Association Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome American Medical Association Part B Medicare Annual Data System Computer-Aided Tomography Computer Assisted Telephone Interview Congressional Budget Office Centers for Disease Control Cooperative Health Statistics System Drug Abuse Warning Network Department of Health and Human Services Diagnosis Related Group End Stage Renal Disease General Accounting Office Gross National Product Health Examination Survey 167

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168 APPENDIX E HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HIV Human Immunosuppressive Virus HMO Health Maintenance Organization HRS Health Records Survey HSA Health Services Area IMCARE Internal Medicine Center of Advance Research and Education IOM Institute of Medicine JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association MBHSR Medicare Beneficiary Health Status Registry MCBS Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey MEDPAR Medicare Provider Analysis and Review MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging MSA Metropolitan Statistical Areas NAMCS National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey NCHSR National Center for Health Services Research NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics NDATUS National Drug and Alcoholism Treatment Unit Survey NDI National Death Index NGLTF National Gay and Lesbian Task Force NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NfICS National Health Care Survey NHDS National Hospital Discharge Survey NHIS National Health Interview Survey NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIH National Institutes of Health NIMH National Institute of Mental Health NMES National Medical Expenditure Survey NMFI National Master Facility Inventory NHPI National Health Provider Inventory NNHS National Nursing Home Survey OECD Organisations for Economic Cooperation and Development OTA Office of Technology Assessment PHS Public Health Service PPO Preferred Provider Organization PPS Probability Proportional to Size PSU Primary Sampling Units RAI Resident Assessment Instrument SAIAN Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives SNF Skilled Nursing Facilities USPSTF United States Preventive Services Task Force