Evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative - Final Report

List of abbreviations

Evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative - Final Report

Page last updated: 17 April 2012

ACCHO - Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
ACW - Aboriginal Community Worker
ADF - Australian Defence Force
AHW - Aboriginal Health Worker
AIDA - Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association
AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMA - Australian Medical Association
AMSANT - Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory
ATSIC - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
CCT - Coordinated Care Trial
CHCI - Child Health Check Initiative
CHC - child health check
COAG - Council of Australian Governments
CQI - continuous quality improvement
DHF - (Northern Territory) Department of Health and Families (Note: on 1 January 2011, the Department of Health and Families became known as the Department of Health; however, this report uses its previous name)
DoHA - (Australian Govenment) Department of Health and Ageing
ENT - ear, nose and throat
EHSDI - Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative
FaHCSIA - (Australian Govenment) Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FACS - Family and Community Services
FTE - full-time equivalent
GAA - Growth, Assessment and Action
GP - general practitioner
HAC - Health Advisory Committee
HRN - Hospital Registration Number
HSAK - Healthy School Age Kids
HSDA - Health Service Delivery Area
IAG - Indigenous Advisory Group
ICD - International Classification of Diseases
KPI - key performance indicator
MBS - Medicare Benefits Schedule
MoU - memorandum of understanding
NT - Northern Territory
NT AHF - Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum
NT AHKPI - Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicator
NTER - Northern Territory Emergency Response
OATSIH - Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
PBS - Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCIS - Primary Care Information System
PHC - primary health care
PHCAP - Primary Health Care Access Program
PHMO - public health medical officer
PHRG - Primary Health Reform Group
PIRS - patient information and recall system
RAHC - Remote Area Health Corps
RN - registered nurse
RSC - regional steering committee
WHO - World Health Organization
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