Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. APPENDIX I: Acronyms Used in This Report


AAHSA   American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
ADCF Advance Data Collection Form
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ALFA Assisted Living Federation of America
ASHA American Seniors Housing Association
ASPE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation  
CAPI Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEAL Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
ERB Ethics Review Board
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
LTC Long-term Care
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
NCAL National Center for Assisted Living
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NHHCS National Home and Hospice Care Survey
NNHS National Nursing Home Survey
NSRCF National Survey of Residential Care Facilities
PIW Pre-Interview Worksheet
RDC Research Data Center
RSE Relative Standard Error
TAP Technical Advisory Panel

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