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Acronym Description
AATSIHS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
ABDS Australian Burden of Disease Study
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACIR Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
ACD Advanced Care Directive
ACP Advanced Care Plan
ACSQHC Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
AHS Australian Health Survey
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIR Australian Immunisation Register
AHMAC Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council
AKI acute kidney injury
ANZDATA Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry
AOD alcohol and other drug
AODR Australian Organ Donor Register
AODTS alcohol and other drug treatment services
AODTS NMDS Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set
AOTDTA Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority
ASGS Australian Statistical Geography Standard
ATS amphetamine-type stimulants
bDMARDs biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
BCC basal cell carcinoma
BEACH Bettering the Evaluation of Care and Health
BMI body mass index
CHD coronary heart disease
CKD chronic kidney disease
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CQI continuous quality improvement
CVD cardiovascular disease
DALY disability-adjusted life years
ED emergency department
ESKD end-stage kidney disease
FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
FOBT faecal occult blood test
FTE full-time equivalent
GBD Global Burden of Disease
GDP gross domestic product
GHB gamma hydroxybutyrate
GP general practitioner
GRIM General Record of Incidence of Mortality (GRIM) book
HCQI Health Care Quality Indicators
HCS Hospice Care Services
HDL high density lipoprotein
HfL Healthy for Life
HILDA Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HPV human papillomavirus
ICU intensive care unit
IDDR Illicit Drug Data Report
IDRS Illicit Drug Reporting System
IFG impaired fasting glucose
IGT impaired glucose tolerance
IR Inner regional  
IRSD Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
ISPHCS Indigenous-specific primary health care services
K10 Kessler Psychological Distress Scale—10 items
LDL low density lipoprotein
LHN Local Hospital Network
MBS Medicare Benefits Schedule
MC Major cities  
MMR maternal mortality ratio
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  
MSSA methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus  
NATSIHS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
NATSIHMS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Measures Survey
NBCSP National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
NCMHCD National Community Mental Health Care Database
NCSP National Cervical Screening Program
NDS National Drug Strategy
NDSHS National Drug Strategy Household Survey
NHA National Healthcare Agreement
NHMD National Hospital Morbidity Database
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHPF National Health Performance Framework
NHS National Health Survey
nKPIs national Key Performance Indicators
NMD National Mortality Database
NMDS National Minimum Data Set
NNAPEDCD National Non-Admitted Emergency Department Care Database
NNDSS National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System
NOPSAD National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data
NPHDC National Prisoner Health Data Collection
NRAS National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
NRMHCD National Residential Mental Health Care Database
NSQHS National Safety and Quality Health Service
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
NTAHKPIs Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OR/R Outer regional and Remote  
OSR Online Services Report
PAF Performance and Accountability Framework
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCOC Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration
PHN Primary Health Network
PYLL potential years of life lost
Qld Queensland
RFDS Royal Flying Doctor Service
RoGS Report on government services  
RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
SA South Australia
SAB Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
SA1 Statistical Area Level 1
SA2 Statistical Area Level 2
SCC squamous cell carcinoma
SDAC Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
SEIFA Socio-Economic Index for Areas
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
Tas Tasmania
Vic Victoria
VPD vaccine preventable disease
WA Western Australia
WHO World Health Organization
YLD years lived with disability
YLL years of life lost