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overcrowding

(ō″vĕr-krowd′ing)
The act of filling past capacity or the state of being filled past capacity or comfort.
In geography, having more inhabitants in a region than can be supported locally with life's necessities.
In health care facilities, being burdened by excessive demands for services, esp. in emergency departments or urgent care settings.
overcrowded (-krowd′ĕd), adjective

overcrowding

overcrowding of animal accommodation. Many countries now publish codes of practice which define what the appropriate volumetric allowances should be for each species of animal when they are housed indoors. Breaches of these codes is overcrowding. Pastoral conditions are too varied for similar guidelines to be drawn up for range animals. The consequences of overcrowding include the development of neuroses, inability to gain proper access to food and water and spread of contagious disease.
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The NEDOCS scale was applied and a subjective survey on overcrowding was administered to medical staff and the charge nurse on duty six times per day (6:00 a.
Closed wards, where patients' movements are restricted, were studied on the assumption that they might be more likely to show the effects of overcrowding.
Of course, what often gives rise to the overcrowding is not the addition of additional family and non-nuclear family members of the tenant, but rather the tenant renting out rooms to complete strangers.
In an effort to cope with the dramatic overcrowding, the Irish Prison Service is converting an administrative block inside the jail to house extra prisoners.
We found the violation of overcrowding in both villas and apartments," said Engineer Omar Mohammad Al Hashemi, Division Manager of Municipal Offices at Abu Dhabi Municipality.
Four new schools were constructed in 2006, one school was constructed in 2007, but that did not resolve school overcrowding problem, according to education and youth policy division of Bishkek mayor's office.
The charity is calling on the Government to update current legislation on overcrowding, which does not take into account infants under one-year-old and in which living rooms and even kitchens can count as bedrooms.
Their target was the Hart High School District, which voted last week to change boundaries in the fall, sending Castaic students from West Ranch to Valencia to ease overcrowding.
Hospital overcrowding has not improved in the past year, according to a recent survey of U.
A recent survey of more than 200 hospital executives, administrators and managers across the nation reveals that overcrowding remains a serious concern that continues to force hospitals to divert patients in need of urgent care to alternate facilities.