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Annual Report - Glossary and Acronyms

Glossary and Acronyms


Glossary


Outcomes   The results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community.
     
Outputs   The goods or services produced by agencies on behalf of the Australian Government for external organisations or individuals.
     
Performance measures   Measures that provide information on administered items and departmental outputs in terms of quality, quantity and efficiency.
     
Portfolio Budget Statements   Statements prepared by portfolios to explain the Budget appropriations in terms of outcomes and outputs.
     
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements   Statements prepared by portfolios to explain the Additional Estimates Budget appropriations in terms of outcomes and outputs.

Acronyms


Acronym   Full Meaning
     
     
ABHI   Australian Better Health Initiative
     
ACAT   Aged Care Assessment Team
     
ACCHO   Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisations
     
ADGP   Australian Divisions of General Practice
     
ADIA   Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association
     
AHCAs   Australian Health Care Agreements
     
AHMAC   Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
     
AHPC   Australian Health Protection Committee
     
AICS   Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances
     
AIHW   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
     
ALWSH   Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
     
ANAO   Australian National Audit Office
     
ANZTPA   Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority
     
AODR   Australian Organ Donor Register
     
APCCP   Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program
     
APY   Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
     
AQIS   Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
     
ARC   Australian Research Council
     
ARCBS   Australian Red Cross Blood Service
     
AR-DGR   Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups
     
ART   Assisted Reproductive Technologies
     
ARTG   Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
     
BHC   Building Healthy Communities
     
BLP   Benefit Limitation Period
     
CAP   Conditional Adjustment Payment
     
CBRN   Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear
     
CDM   Chronic Disease Management
     
CDNA   Communicable Diseases Network of Australia
     
CIP   Continuous Improvement Projects
     
CJD   Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
     
COAG   Council of Australian Governments
     
CPD   Continuing Professional Development
     
CPE   Continuing Professional Education
     
CPI   Community Partnerships Initiative
     
CSO   Community Services Obligation
     
DPMP   Donors per Million Population
     
EACH   Extended Aged Care at Home
     
ECLIPSE   Electronic Claim Lodgement and Information Processing Service Environment
     
EMS   Environmental Management System
     
ESD   Ecologically Sustainable Development
     
GHG   Greenhouse Gas
     
GMO   Genetically Modified Organisms
     
GMP   Good Manufacturing Practice
     
GP   General Practitioners
     
GTMC   Gene Technology Ministerial Council
     
GVG   Green Vehicle Guide
     
HACC   Home and Community Care
     
HGAC   Human Genetics Advisory Committee
     
HPFB   Health Products and Food Branch
     
HREC   Human Research Ethics Committees
     
IAG   Implementation Advisory Group
     
IBNR   Informed but not Reported
     
ICC   Indigenous Coordination Centres
     
IFC   Informed Financial Consent
     
IVDs   In vitro diagnostics
     
IVF   In vitro fertilisation
     
JDRF   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
     
LIME   Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education
     
MAHS   More Allied Health Services Program
     
MBS   Medicare Benefits Schedule
     
Medsafe   New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority
     
MoU   Memorandum of Understanding
     
MPS   Multipurpose Service
     
MRI   Magnetic Resonance Imaging
     
MSOAP   Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program
     
NBCSP   National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
     
NICS   National Institute of Clinical Studies
     
NCIRS   National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
     
NDSS   National Diabetes Services Scheme
     
NEAF   National Ethics Application Form
     
NESD   National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development
     
NHCCN   National Health Call Centre Network
     
NHMRC   National Health and Medical Research Council
     
NICS   National Institute of Clinical Studies
     
NICNAS   National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
     
NQPS   National Quality and Performance System
     
NRVs   Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand, including Recommended Dietary Intakes
     
OCS   Office of Chemical Safety
     
OGTR   Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
     
PBAC   Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
     
PBS   Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
     
PDC   Prostheses and Devices Committee
     
PET   Positron Emission Tomography
     
PHC   Prohibition of Human Cloning
     
PHCRED   Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development
     
PHERP   Public Health Education and Research Program
     
PHIO   Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
     
PIRS   Patient Information Recall Systems
     
PPHG   Promoting Private Health Group
     
PSD   Public Summary Document
     
QMS   Quality Management System
     
RANZCR   Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
     
RHSET   Rural Health Support, Education and Training Program
     
RIHE   Research Involving Health Ethics
     
ROCS   Run-off Cover Scheme
     
SDRF   Service Development Reporting Framework
     
SRA   Shared Responsibility Agreement
     
TGA   Therapeutic Goods Administration
     
TKP   Tjungungku Kuranyukutu Palyantjaku
     
UDRH   University Departments of Rural Health
     
WHA   World Health Assembly
     
WHO   World Health Organization

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