Fourth national mental health plan: measurement strategy

4.4 Appendix 4: Glossary of abbreviations

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  • ABS - Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • AHMAC - Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council.
  • AHMC - Australian Health Ministers Council.
  • AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
  • CAPI - Computer Assisted Personal Interview.
  • CATI - Computer Assisted Telephone Interview.
  • CMHC - Community Mental Health Care.
  • COAG - Council of Australian Governments.
  • DoHA - Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
  • DSM - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • DVA - Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • FaHCSIA - Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • GPs - General Practitioners.
  • GSS - General Social Survey.
  • HILDA - Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey.
  • HoNOS - Health of the Nation Outcome Scale.
  • HoNOS 65+ - HoNOS 65 years and over.
  • HoNOS family of measures - HoNOS, HoNOSCA and HoNOS 65+.
  • HoNOSCA - HoNOS Child and Adolescent.
  • ICD - International Classification of Diseases.
  • MBS - Medical Benefits Scheme (Medicare).
  • MHSC - Mental Health Standing Committee.
  • MHISS - Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee.
  • MHSiA - The annual AIHW Mental Health Services in Australia publication.
  • NAP - COAG National Action Plan on mental health (2006–2011).
  • NGOs - Non Government Organisations.
  • NHS - National Health Survey.
  • NMDS - National Minimum Data Set.
  • NMHP - National Mental Health Plan Performance Indicator.
  • NMHPSC - National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee.
  • NPA - National Performance Authority.
  • NSMHWB - National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • PMHA - Private Mental Health Alliance.
  • RoGS - Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision Report on Government Services.
  • SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely.