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Annual Report - Glossary and Acronyms

Glossary and Acronyms


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.


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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