Online version of the 2013-14 Department of Health Annual Report

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Page last updated: 17 July 2019

ABMDR
Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry

ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCHO
Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Organisations

ACIR
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

AHMAC
Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

AHS
Australian Health Survey

AIHW
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ALSMH
Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

ALSWH
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

AMR
Antimicrobial Resistance

APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ARTG
Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods

ASADA
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

ASC
Australian Sports Commission

ASIN
Australian Sports Integrity Network

ATAPS
Access to Allied Psychological Services

AUSMAT(s)
Australian Medical Assistance Team(s)

BBV(s)
Blood Borne Virus(es)

CALD
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CHC
COAG Health Council (formerly Standing Council on Health)

CMI
Commonwealth Medical Internships

COAG
Council of Australian Governments

CSO
Community Service Obligation

CT
Computed Tomography

DFAT
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DIAS
Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme

DSS
Australian Government Department of Social Services

EMSN
Extended Medicare Safety Net

EVD
Ebola Virus Disease

FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

FFR
Federal Financial Relations

FSANZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FTE
Full-time equivalent

GMO(s)
Genetically Modified Organism(s)

GP(s)
General Practitioner(s)

GPRIP
General Practice Rural Incentives Program

HHF
Health and Hospitals Fund

HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HLPP
Hearing Loss Prevention Programme

HPV
Human Papillomavirus

HSF
Health Surveillance Fund

HSO
Hearing Services Online portal

HSR
Health Star Rating

HTA
Health Technology Assessment

IDIS
Illicit Drugs in Sport

IMAP
Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation

JBC
Jurisdictional Blood Committee

KPI
Key Performance Indicator

LGBTI
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

MBS
Medicare Benefits Schedule

MERS-CoV
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

MRFF
Medical Research Future Fund

MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MSAC
Medical Services Advisory Committee

NAL
National Acoustic Laboratories

NBA
National Blood Authority

NBN
National Broadband Network

NCBCN
National Cord Blood Collection Network

NCCTRC
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

NDIS
National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDSHS
National Drug Strategy Household Survey

NEAT
National Emergency Access Target

NEHTA
National E-Health Transition Authority

NEST
National Elective Surgery Target

NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council

NICNAS
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

NIP
National Immunisation Program

NIR
National Incident Room

NISU
National Integrity of Sport Unit

NNDSS
National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System

NPA
National Partnership Agreement

NPAAC
National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council

NPA IPHS
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services

NPEV
National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines

NPS
National Prescribing Service

NRRHIP
National Rural Remote Health Infrastructure Program

NSPP
National Suicide Prevention Programme

OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OGTR
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

OTDs
Overseas trained doctors

PBAC
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

PBPA
Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority

PBS
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PCEHR
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record

PHN(s)
Primary Health Network(s)

PIP
Practice Incentives Programme

PIR
Partners in Recovery

RPBS
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RRHA
Rural and Regional Health Australia

SCoH
Standing Council on Health (now known as the COAG Health Council)

SIDS
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

STI(s)
Sexually Transmissible Infection(s)

SUSMP
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons

TATS
Taking Action to Tackle Suicide

TGA
Therapeutic Goods Administration

WHO
World Health Organization

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