Acronyms


AAHC/URAC:

American Accreditation Health Care Commission, Inc./URAC

AARP:

American Association of Retired Persons

ABC:

achievable benchmarks of care

ACCC:

Association of Community Cancer Centers

ACoS:

American College of Surgeons

ACoS-COC:

American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer

ACR:

American College of Radiology

ACS:

American Cancer Society

AHCPR:

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AIDS:

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AJCC:

American Joint Committee on Cancer

AMA:

American Medical Association

ASCO:

American Society of Clinical Oncology


BC/BS:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

BCQ:

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Questionnaire

BCRP:

Breast Cancer Research Program

BCS:

breast-conserving surgery

BCT:

breast-conserving therapy

BPH:

benign prostatic hyperplasia


CABG:

coronary artery bypass graft

CARES:

Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System

CCOP:

Community Clinical Oncology Program

CDC:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDMRP:

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

CHOP:

Community Hospital Oncology Program



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--> Acronyms AAHC/URAC: American Accreditation Health Care Commission, Inc./URAC AARP: American Association of Retired Persons ABC: achievable benchmarks of care ACCC: Association of Community Cancer Centers ACoS: American College of Surgeons ACoS-COC: American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer ACR: American College of Radiology ACS: American Cancer Society AHCPR: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AJCC: American Joint Committee on Cancer AMA: American Medical Association ASCO: American Society of Clinical Oncology BC/BS: Blue Cross/Blue Shield BCQ: Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Questionnaire BCRP: Breast Cancer Research Program BCS: breast-conserving surgery BCT: breast-conserving therapy BPH: benign prostatic hyperplasia CABG: coronary artery bypass graft CARES: Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System CCOP: Community Clinical Oncology Program CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDMRP: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs CHOP: Community Hospital Oncology Program

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--> C.I.: confidence interval CML: chronic myelocytic leukemia CONQUEST: Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System CRN: Cancer Research Network CSRP: Cancer Surveillance Research Program CT: computerized tomography DHHS: Department of Health and Human Services DOCS: Documented Outcomes Collection System DoD: Department of Defense DRE: digital rectal exam ERISA: Employee Retirement Income Security Act FACCT: Foundation for Accountability FDA: Food and Drug Administration FFS: fee-for-service FLIC: Functional Living Index—Cancer FOBT: fecal occult blood test GAO: General Accounting Office HCFA: Health Care Financing Administration HD: Hodgkin's disease HEDIS: Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set HIV: human immunodeficiency virus HLA: human leukocyte antigen HMO: health maintenance organization HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration ICD-9: International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition IMS: Indicator Measurement System IOM: Institute of Medicine IPA: independent practice association JCAHO: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Heathcare Organizations LHRH: luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone MCO: managed care organizations MESH: medical subject headings NCAB: National Cancer Advisory Board NCCN: National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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--> NCCS: National Coalition of Cancer Survivors NCDB: National Cancer Data Base NCI: National Cancer Institute NCPB: National Cancer Policy Board NCQA: National Committee for Quality Assurance NHL: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma NIH: National Institutes of Health NLM: National Library of Medicine NSCLC: non-small-cell lung cancer NSGCT: nonseminomatous germ cell tumors OASIS: Outcomes and Assessment Information Set OR: odds ratio PBGH: Pacific Business Group on Health PCE: Patient Care Evaluation PDQ: Physician Data Query PHS: Public Health Service PIVOT: Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial PLCO: prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian PORT: Patient Outcomes Research Teams PPIP: Put Prevention into Practice PPO: preferred provider organizations PRO: peer review organizations PSA: prostate-specific antigen PTCA: percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty RCT: randomized controlled trials ResDAC: Research Data Assistance Center RP: radical prostatectomy RR: relative risk SEER: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program SSA: Social Security Administration SSI: Supplemental Security Income TNM: tumor-node-metastasis TQM: total quality management TRUS: transrectal ultrasound USAMRMC: United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command USPSTF: United States Preventive Services Task Force VA: Department of Veterans Affairs

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