Acronyms A – M

ABHI Australian Better Health InitiativeACTDGP ACT Division of General PracticeACTPLA ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACT Government)AIHW Australian Institute of Health and WelfareCMD Chief Minister’s Department (ACT Government)COAG Council of Australian GovernmentsCOPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseDALYs Disability Adjusted Life YearsDET Department of Education and Training (ACT Government)DHCS Disability, Housing and Community Services (ACT Government)GP General…

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SCIPPS

Serious and Continuing Illness Policy and Practice Study (SCIPPS) Yesterday HCCA held a forum for a report on the interim findings of SCIPPS. What follows is my summary of the session. I didn’t capture all the details but hope this gives you a feeling for the presentation and discussion that followed. The team presented at…

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Glossary

Many of us struggle with the terms used in the health system. Over the time we will add to the listing of terms. We have arranged them alphabetically. advisory committee a group of people, representing different points of view which gives advice to the organisation or department which established it confidentiality sensitive information provided to…

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e-health

e-health is a convenient shorthand for national electronic health information. for consumers the electronic tag is important as the electronic/digital element provides the potential to provide consumers and health care providers with accessible up-to date health information of a good quality. however, it is important to recognise that the “e-” is the technology. The technology…

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