List of Acronyms

AAFP
American Academy of Family Physicians
ACE
Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
BC
British Columbia
BCLS
Basic Cardiac Life Support
BMI
Body Mass Index
BMA
British Medical Association
BMJ
British Medical Journal
BP
Blood Pressure
CCAC
Community Care Access Centre
CCO
Cancer Care Ontario
CD
Compact Disc
CDO
College of Dietitians of Ontario
CFP
Canadian Family Physician
CFPC
College of Family Physicians of Canada
CFSA
Child and Family Services Act
CHD
Coronary Heart Disease
CMA
Canadian Medical Association
CMAJ
Canadian Medical Association Journal
CMPA
Canadian Medical Protective Association
CNA
Canadian Nurses Association
CNO
College of Nurses of Ontario
CNPS
Canadian Nurses Protective Society
CO
Carbon Monoxide
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPD
Continuous Professional Development
CPhA
Canadian Pharmacists Association
CPP
Cumulative Patient Profile
CPR
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CPSO
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario
CQI
Continuous Quality Improvement
CT
Computed Tomography
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate
EBM
(McMaster) Espresso Book Maker
EMR
Electronic Medical Records
EPA
European Practice Assessment
ESAS
Edmonton Symptom Assessment System
FHG
Family Health Group
FHN
Family Health Network
FHO
Family Health Organization
FHT
Family Health Team
FOBT
Fecal Occult Blood Test
FTE
Full-Time Equivalent
HbA1c
Haemoglobin A1c
HDL
High Density Lipoprotein
HIPA
Health Information Protection Act
HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPV
Human Papilloma Virus
HQC
Health Quality Ontario
ICSI
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
IHI
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
INR
International Normalized Ratio
IOM
Institute of Medicine
IUD
Intra-Uterine Device
IT
Information Technology
JAMA
Journal of the American Medical Association
LDL
Low Density Lipoprotein
MOHLTC
Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care
MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NP
Nurse Practitioner
OCFP
Ontario College of Family Physicians
OCP
Ontario College of Pharmacists
OFM
Office of the Fire Marshall
OHIP
Ontario Health Insurance Plan
OHSA
Occupational Health and Safety Act
OMA
Ontario Medical Association
OCSWSSW
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
PCN
Primary Care Network
PDSA
Plan-Do-Study-Act
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
QA
Quality Assurance
QCIPA
Quality of Care Information Protection Act
QIIP
Quality Improvement & Innovation Partnership
RACGP
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RN
Registered Nurse
RNZCGP
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SOGC
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
THAS
Telephone Health Advisory Service
TIA
Transient Ischemic Attack
TB
Tuberculosis
USA
United States of America
UK
United Kingdom
WHMIS
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
WHO
World Health Organization
WSIB
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
  • Criteria Symbols

    Legal and Safety – required by law*

    Essential – required to demonstrate best practice

    Desirable – required to demonstrate additional quality

    (*Assumptions about indicators are based on the nature of these indicators and the regulations that qualify them)