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ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine (www.abim.org)

ABP American Board of Pediatrics (www.abp.org)

ACC American College of Cardiology (www.acc.org)

ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (www.acgme.org)

ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (www.americanheart.org or www.acls.net)

ADA American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)

AHA American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org)

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (www.ahrq.gov)

ATS American Thoracic Society (www.thoracic.org)

BLS Basic Life Support (www.americanheart.org or www.basiclifesupport.net)

CDCP Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov)

EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (www.emtala.com)

FDA Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov)

HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (www.ahrq.gov/data/hcup)

HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (http://aspe.hhs.gov)

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

IDSA Infectious Diseases Society of America (www.idsociety.org)

IOM Institute of Medicine (www.iom.edu)

JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (www.jcaho.org)

NPSF National Patient Safety Foundation (www.npsf.org)

NIS Nationwide Inpatient Sample (www.hcup‐us.ahrq.gov/nisoverview.jsp)

SHM Society of Hospital Medicine (www.hospitalmedicine.org)

WHO World Health Organization (www.who.int/en/)

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