Organizations cited in text

Copyright © 2006 Society of Hospital Medicine

ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine (

ABP American Board of Pediatrics (

ACC American College of Cardiology (

ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (

ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( or

ADA American Diabetes Association (

AHA American Heart Association (

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (

ATS American Thoracic Society (

BLS Basic Life Support ( or

CDCP Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (

FDA Food and Drug Administration (

HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (

HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (

IASP International Association for the Study of Pain (www.iasp‐

IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America (

IOM Institute of Medicine (

JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (

NPSF National Patient Safety Foundation (

NIS Nationwide Inpatient Sample (www.hcup‐

SHM Society of Hospital Medicine (

WHO World Health Organization (

   Comments ()