Acronyms and Glossary

This list of acronyms and glossary terms is likely to be found within ADAVB documents, website and other distributed information.

AAC Appointments Advisory Committee (ADAVB)
AAG Australian Association of Gerontology
AAS Australian Accounting Standards
AASB Australian Accounting Standards Board
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
ABI Acquired Brain Injury
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACAP Aged Care Assessment Program
ACAS Aged Care Assessment Service 
ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team
ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCHS Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
ACCMIS Aged and Community Care Management Information System
ACCN Australian Council of Community Nursing
ACEM Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
ACHS Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
ACHSM Australasian College of Health Service Management
ACIR Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
ACN Associate Charge Nurse
ACOSS Australian Council of Social Service
ACSC Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition
ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions
ADA Inc. Australian Dental Association Inc.
ADASS Adult Day Activity and Support Service
ADAVB Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch Inc.
ADOHTA Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association Inc.
ADC Australian Dental Council
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADGP Australian Divisions of General Practice
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADIA Australian Dental Industry Association
ADJ Australian Dental Journal
ADT Advanced Dental Technician
AEA Ambulance Employees Association
AG Auditor-General
AGM Annual General Meeting
AGPAL Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd
AH Allied Health
AHA American Hospital Association
AHCA Australian Healthcare Agreement
AHMAC Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council
AHMAC Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Committee
AHMC Australian Health Ministers Council
AHMC Australian Health Ministers' Conference
AHPA Australian Health Professions Association
AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
AHS Australian Housing Survey
AHURI Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
AIC Australian Institute of Criminology
AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIFS Australian Institute of Family Studies
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMLS Australian Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists
ALOS Average Length of Stay
ALRC Australian Law Reform Commission
AMA Australian Medical Association
AMADA Program Australian Medical and Dental Association Infection Control Program
AMC Australian Medical Council
AMDVH Association of Medical Directors of Victorian Hospitals
AMINA Australasian Management Institute for Non-Profit Associations
AMWAC Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee
AN-DRG Australian National Diagnosis Related Group
ANCA Australian National Council on AIDS
ANDRG Australian National Diagnosis Related Group
ANF Australian Nursing Federation
ANHECA Australian Nursing Homes and Extended Care Association
ANIHI Agreement on National Indigenous Housing Information
ANTA Australian National Training Authority
ANZAOMS Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ANZCP Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatry
ANZDATA Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry
ANZSIC Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
ANZSPD Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry
AO Admitting Officer
APA Australian Physiotherapy Association
APA Australian Pensioners' Association
APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service
APATT Aged Psychiatry Assessment and Treatment Team
APHA Australian Private Hospitals Association
ApodA Australian Podiatry Association
APS Australian Prosthodontic Society
AQC Australian Quality Council
ARC Australian Red Cross Society
ARDRG Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group
ARHP Aboriginal Rental Housing Program
ARHRI Australian Rural Health Research Institute
ARIA Accessibility Remoteness Index of Australia
AS Australian Standard
ASCOD Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
ASCPA Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants
ASDA Australian Society of Dental Aesthetics
ASE Australian Society of Endodontology
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ASO Australian Society of Orthodontists
ASOMAT Australian Society of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
ASP Australian Society of Periodontology
ATO Australian Taxation Office
ATSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
ATY Accredited Training for Youth
AUSAE Australian Society of Association Executives
AusDiab Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study
AWE Average Weekly Earnings
BC Benchmark Certification Ltd.
BDJ British Dental Journal
BEACH Bettering the Evaluation And Care of Health
BERC Budget Expenditure Review Committee
BHA Bachelor of Health Administration
BMI Body mass index
BMMS Better Medication Management System
BoM Board of Management
CA Carer Allowance
CAA Chiropractor's Association of Australia
CABG Coronary artery bypass grafting
CACH Commonwealth Advisory Committe on Homelessness
CACP Community Aged Care Package
CAP Crisis Accommodation Program
CASA Centre Against Sexual Assault
CATT Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (Psychiatric)
CC Complications and Comorbidities
CCB Child Care Benefit
CCECCS Consultative Council on Emergency and Critical Care Services
CCT Compulsory Competitive Tendering
CCT Coordinated Care Trial
CCU Critical Care Unit
CD-ROM Compact Disk - read only memory
CDA Child Disability Allowance
CDDS Centre for Developmental Disabilities
CDE Continuing Dental Education
CDHP Commonwealth Dental Health Program
CDIH Community Development in Health (Project)
CDS Community Dental Service
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CEP Care Evaluation Program (ACHS)
CGC Commonwealth Grants Commission
CHASP Community Health Accreditation and Standards Project
CHC Community Health Centre
CHD Coronary heart disease
CHE Certified Health Executive (ACHSE)
CHERC Collaborative Health Education Research Centre
CHIS Central Health Interpreter Service
CHP Community Housing Program
CHPE Centre for Health Program Evaluation
CHS Community Health Service
CIARR Common Information Assessment and Referral Record
CJD Creutzfeld Jakob Disease
CLD Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
CLO Complaints Liaison Officer
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMHS Community Mental Health Service
CN Charge Nurse
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COP Community Options Projects
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COTA (Vic) Council on the Ageing (Victoria)
CP Carer Payment
CPA Certified Practising Accountant
CPD Continuing Professional Development
CPE Continuing Professional Education
CPI Consumer Price Index
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
CRA Commonwealth Rent Assistance
CRA Community Relations Assistant
CRAFT Casemix Rehabilitation and Funding Tree
CRO/PC Community Relations Officer / Professional Consultant (ADAVB)
CRS Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service
CSandHITB Community Services and Health Industry Training Board
CSDA Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement
CSHA Commonwealth—State Housing Agreement
CSMAC Community Services Ministerial Advisory Council
CT Computerised Tomography (scan)
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
CVD Cardiovascular disease
DAA Dietitians Association of Australia
DAAA Dental Assistants Association of Australia
DALY Disability-adjusted life years
DAM Dental Awareness Month (ADA Inc.)
DAS Disadvantaged Areas Subsidy
DBA Dental Board of Australia
DCS Department of Community Services
DDA Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)
DEET Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Training
DEETYA former Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
DFYCC Department of Families, Youth and Community Care (Queensland)
DHAA Dental Hygienists Association of Australia
DHAC Department of Health and Ageing (Commonwealth)
DHEC Dental Health Education Committee (ADAVB)
DHFS former Department of Health and Family Services (Commonwealth)
DHS Department of Human Services (Victoria)
DHSandH Department of Human Services and Health (Federal)
DHSV Dental Health Services Victoria
DHW Dental Health Week
DIMA Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
DIST Department of Industry, Science and Technology
DMFT Decayed, missing or filled permanent teeth
DMS Director of Medical Services
DON Director of Nursing
DPA Dental Prosthetists Association (ADTs)
DPBV Dental Practice Board of Victoria (wound up 2010)
DPIE Department of Primary Industry and Energy
DPL Dental Protection Limited
DPL Aust. Dental Protection Australia Ltd.
DPMI Diabetes Prevention Management Initiatives
DPU Day Procedures Unit
DRG Diagnosis Related Group
DSP Disability Support Pension
DSRU Dental Statistics and Research Unit (AIHW)
DSS former Department of Social Security (Commonwealth)
DTAV Dental Therapists Association of Victoria
DTLC Dental Technicians Licensing Committee
DTP Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (triple antigen vaccine)
DVA Department of Veterans Affairs (Commonwealth)
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
DWTC Dental Workforce and Training Committee (ADAVB)
ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy
ED Executive Director
ED Emergency Department
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EFT Equivalent Full Time
EHO Environmental Health Officer
ENT Ear Nose and Throat
EO Equal Opportunity
EPA Environment Protection Authority
EPC Enhanced Primary Care
EQuIP Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program
ESIS Elective Surgery Information System
FaCS Department of Family and Community Services (Commonwealth)
FAMQIS Family Quality Strategy and Information System
FAO Family Assistance Office
FAPP Funded Agency Partnership Project
FASA Funding and Service Agreement
FBT Fringe Benefits Tax
FDI Federation Dentaire Internationale
FFS Fee for Service
FOI Freedom of Information
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FWC Fair Work Commission
FWO Fair Work Ombudsman
GA General Anaesthetic
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEC Graduate Education Committee (ADAVB)
GFCE Government Final Consumption Expenditure
GIFT Gamete intra-fallopian transfer
GIL Guild Insurance Limited
GM PL Global Mark Pty. Ltd.
GOC Gross Operating Cost
GOE Gross Operating Expenditure
GP General practitioner
GPDV General Practice Divisions of Victoria
GPP General Purpose Payment
GPSCU General Practice Statistics and ClassiÞcation Unit
GSERP Government Sector Executive Remuneration Panel
GST Goods and Services Tax
HACC Home and Community Care (Program)
HACSSA Health and Community Services Staff Association
HACSU Health and Community Services Union
HAP Hospital Access Program
HARP Hospital Admissions Risk Program
HBC Health Benefits Council
HCC Health Care Card
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HEN Home Enteral Nutrition
HERRD Health Education Rural and Remote Resources Database
HFLG Health Fund Liaison Group (ADAVB)
Hib Haemophilus influenza type b
HIC Health Insurance Commission
HIC Health Issues Centre
HITB Health Industry Training Board
HITH Hospital In The Home
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HMAC Housing Ministers Advisory Council
HMO Hospital Medical Officer
HPA Home Purchase Assistance
HPV Health Purchasing Victoria
HREOC Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
HREOC Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
HRSCE House of Representatives Standing Committee on Expenditure
HRSCFCA House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community
HSA Health Service Agreement
HSANSW Health Services Association of New South Wales
HSASA Health Services Association of South Australia
HSC Health Services Commissioner
HSUA Health Services Union of Australia
HWCI Hospital Wide Clinical Indicators
I2T2 Information, Information Technology and Telecommunications (DHS IT Strategy)
IADR International Association of Dental Research
IAF International Accreditation Forum
ICC Infection Control Committee (ADAVB)
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
ICD-10-AM International ClassiÞcation of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification
ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification
ICF International Classification of Functioning and Disability
ICF International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
ICIDH International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps
ICU Intensive Care Unit
ID Intravenous drug
IDM Integrated Disease Management
IEO International Electrotechnical Commission
IFC Industry Finance Committee
IFS Interim Funding Statement
IHCA The Institute of Healthy Communities Australia Ltd.
IHF International Hospitals Federation
IHR Independent Homeless Rate
ILAC International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
IPD Implicit Price Deflator
IR Industrial Relations
IRC Industrial Relations Committee (ADAVB)
IRSD Index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage
ISC International Standards Certification Pty. Ltd.
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
ISO International Standards Organisation
ISQua International Society for Quality in Health Care
IT Information Technology
IV Intravenous
IVF In-Vitro Fertilisation
JAS-ANZ Joint Accreditation System Australia New Zealand
JAS-ANZ Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations (US)
JSA Job Search Allowance
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LDO Local Dental Officer (DVA)
LEAP Landcare and Environment Action Programme
LGA Local Government Area
LMO Local Medical Officer
LOS Length of Stay
LRC Law Reform Committee
MACON Ministerial Advisory Committee on Nursing
MACS Multifunctional Aboriginal children s services
MAHS More Allied Health Services (Commonwealth program)
MAS Metropolitan Ambulance Service
MAV Municipal Association of Victoria
MBS Medical Benefits Schedule
MBV Medical Board of Victoria
MDS Minimum Data Set
MERHP Multi-disciplinary Education Rural Health Practitioners
MFESB Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Service Board
MHA Master of Health Administration
MHPB Metropolitan Hospitals Planning Board
MHS Mental Health Service
MICA Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance
MIS Management Information System
MJA Medical Journal of Australia
MMR Measles, mumps and rubella (vaccine)
MO Medical Officer
MPS Medical Protection Scheme
MPS Medical Protection Society (UK)
MPS Multi Purpose Service
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRP Management Residency Program (ACHSE)
MSA Medical Scientists' Association
MSAC Medicare Services Advisory Committee (replaced the Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee)
MSAT Medical Services Appeals Tribunal
MSOAP Medical Specialist Outreach and Assistance Program
NACCHO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
NADC N ational Association of Diabetes Centres
NARI National Ageing Research Institute
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities
NBEET National Board of Education Employment and Training
NCAC National Childcare Accreditation Council
NCCH National Centre for Classification in Health
NCEPH National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
NCHF National Community Housing Forum
NCSDD National Community Services Data Dictionary (AIHW)
NCSI NATA Certification Services Inc.
NCSIMG National Community Services Information Management Group
NDA National Disability Administrators
NDC National Data Collection (for SAAP)
NDCA National Data Collection Agency (for SAAP)
NDHP National Demonstration Hospitals Program
NDSHS National Drug Strategy Household Survey
NEIS New Enterprise Initiative Scheme
NESB Non-English Speaking Background-(now more commonly called Culturally and Linguistically Diverse)
NESB Non-English-speaking background
NET National Evaluation Team (for SAAP III)
NGCSO Non-government community service organisation
NGOs Non-government organisation
NHandMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHandMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHDA National Housing Data Agreement
NHDC National Health Data Committee
NHIA National Health Information Agreement
NHIMAC National Health Information Management Advisory Committee
NHIMG National Health Information Management Group
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHPA National Health Priority Area
NHPA National Health Priority Areas
NHPC National Health Performance Committee
NHS National Housing Strategy
NHS National Health Service (UK)
NHT Nursing-Home Type (patient)
NICU Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit
NIDS National Illicit Drug Strategy
NIHIIC National Indigenous Housing Information Implementation Committee
NMHP National Mental Health Plan
NMHS National Mental Health Strategy
NMSC Non-melanocytic skin cancer
NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
NOHS National Oral Health Survey
NOOSR National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition
NPAAC National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (Department of Health andAgeing body)
NRCP National Respite for Carers Program
NRHA National Rural Health Alliance
NSMHS National Standards for Mental Health Services
NWO New Work Opportunities
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OHandS Occupational Health and Safety
OHEC Oral Health Education Committee (ADA Inc)
OHTA Oral Health Therapists Association
OLMA Office of Labour Market Adjustment
OPA Office of the Public Advocate
OPD Out-Patients Department
OR Operating Room
OT Occupational Therapist
OTA OT Australia
OTD Overseas Trained Doctor
PAC Post Acute Care (Program)
PACS Personal Alarm Call System
PADP Program of Aids for Disabled People
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCA Personal Care Attendant
PCAI Personal Care Assessment Instrument
PCP Primary Care Partnerships
PDC Professional Development Committee (ADAVB)
PDP Professional Development Program
PDSAV Private Dental Surgeries Association of Victoria
PET Positron Emission Tomography
PGATT Psychogeriatric Assessment and Treatment Team
PHAV Private Hospitals Association of Victoria
PHISQC Private Health Insurance Safety and Quality Committee
PHN Primary Health Network
PIP Practice Incentives Program (General Practice)
PMI Patient Master Index
PPF Professional Provident Fund (ADAVB)
PPS Post Placement Support
PPS Prospective Payment System
PRA Private Rent Assistance
PSA Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
PSB Public Service Board
PSDC Public Sector Dentists Committee (ADAVB)
PTCL Permanent Trustee Company Limited
QA Quality Assurance
QAC Quality Assurance Committee (ADAVB)
QALY Quality Adjusted Life Year
QAN Quality Assurance Network
QIAS Quality Improvement and Accreditation System
QIC Quality Improvement Council
QIC Quality Improvement Council
QICSA Quality Improvement and Community Services Accreditation
QIP Quality In Program Pty. Ltd. (wholly owned subsidiary AGPAL)
QMS Quality Management Services Inc.
QPA Quality Practice Australia
RandD Research and Development
RABQSA RAB Quality Standards Australia
RACDS Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RACGP Royal Australian College General Practice
RACMA Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators
RACP Royal Australasian College of Physicians
RACR Royal Australasian College of Radiologists
RACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
RANZCOG Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RANZCR Royal Australian New Zealand College Radiologists
RARA Rural and Remote Area Classification System
RAV Rural Ambulance Victoria
RCI Resident Classification Instrument
RCNA Royal College of Nursing Australia
RCS Resident Classification Scale
RDAA Rural Doctors Association of Australia
RDAV Rural Doctors Association of Victoria
RDHM Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
RDNS Royal District Nursing Service
RDTP Rural Doctors Training Program
RFDS Royal Flying Doctor Service
RGC Recent Graduates Committee (ADAVB)
RHS Rural Healthstreams
RHSET Rural Health Support Education and Training Program
RHSF Rural Health Scholarship Foundation
RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (NB. TAFE and University sectors)
RMO Resident Medical Officer (now HMO)
RN Registered Nurse
ROI Return on Investment
RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
RRMA Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas classification
RRV Ross River virus
RSE Relative Standard Error
RWAV Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
SA Standards Australia
SA Standards Australia Ltd.
SAAP Supported Accommodation Assistance Program
SAI Global SAI Global Ltd.
SAP Special Assistance Programme
SARRAH Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
SBP Systolic blood pressure
SCARC Senate Community Affairs References Committee
SCCSISA Standing Committee of Community Services and Income Security
SCRCSSP Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service
SCRCSSP Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision
SDAC Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers Survey (of ABS)
SDS School Dental Service
SEIFA Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
SEN State Enrolled Nurse
SEPAA State Enrolled Psychiatrists Association
SHPA Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
SIP Service Incentive Payments
SLA Statistical Local Area
SMO Senior (or Sessional) Medical Officer
SMR Standardised mortality ratio
SNC Special Nominations Committee (ADAVB)
SODA Society of Dental Advancement
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SPA Speech Pathology Association
SPF Special/Specific Purposes Fund
SPP Specific Purpose Payment
SSB State Superannuation Board
STB State Training Board
TAC Transport Accident Commission
TAFE Technical and Further Education
TAP Training for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders Programme
TFR Total fertility rate
TIME Therapeutics, Instruments, Materials and Equipment Committee (ADA Inc.)
TIS Telephone Interpreter Service
TPLC Third Party Liaison Committee (ADAVB)
TQCSI PL TQCS International Pty. Ltd.
TQI Total Quality Improvement
TQM Total Quality Management
TUS Time Use Survey
UN United Nations
UR Unit Record
VACCHO Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
VACS Victorian Ambulatory Classification System
VAED Victorian Admitted Episode Database (formerly VIMD)
VAHEC Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care
VAHPA Victorian Allied Health Professionals Alliance
VARC Victorian Accident Rehabilitation Council
VCHA Victorian Community Health Association
VCOSS Victorian Council of Social Service
VDS Victorian Denture Scheme
VDTA Victorian Dental Therapists Association (replaced by ADOHTA)
VDUAC Victorian Drug Usage Advisory Committee
VECCI Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry
VEDS Victorian Emergency Dental Scheme
VEMD Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
VGDS Victorian General Dental Scheme
VHA Victorian Healthcare Association
VHIA Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association
VIMD Victorian Inpatient Minimum Dataset (now VAED)
VMO Visiting Medical Officer
VMPF Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation
VNC Victorian Nursing Council
VPSA Victorian Public Service Association
VRHSS Victorian Rural Human Services Strategy
VTHC Victorian Trades Hall Council
VURCH Victorian Universities Rural Health Consortium
VWA Victorian WorkCover Authority
WAB WorkCover Appeals Board
WHO World Health Organization
WIES Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separation
YA Youth Allowance
YAFS Youth and Family Services Division (DHS)
YCIAP Youth Careers Information and Advisory Programme
YHA Young Homeless Allowance
YSU Youth Service Units
YTA Youth Training Allowance
YTD Year To Date


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