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underuse

Health care The failure to provide a medical intervention when it is likely to produce a favorable outcome for a Pt–eg, failure to give influenza vaccine to an elderly Pt with DM. Cf Misuse, Overuse.

underuse

(un'der-us?)
Failure to employ readily available forms of care for patients.
Synonym: underutilization
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This situation equates significantly with tactics implemented by the Birmingham City Council Planning Committee to undermine and underuse the valuable Martineau Centre education, recreational and community facilities.
Sa bagay itong administrasyon na ito, guilty of underuse and underspending, he said.
Becher and Chassin (1) state that physician compensation is one of the causes of overuse and underuse of medical care.
suggests that "Because medication concerns may directly influence cost-related underuse, improved illness outcome may be achievable by simultaneously addressing attitudinal and economic issues," wrote Dr.
Another bias, again toward input underuse, results from the fact that most of the studies are specific to the year 2001, which was a good weather year for grain production, with output at 82 million metric tons (mmt), compared to average annual production over 1996-2003 of 68 mint (USDA, 2004).
In order to explore the possible link between food insecurity and cost-related medication underuse, investigators looked at 9696 adult participants in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) who had reported chronic illness.
The researchers analyzed the use of hysterectomy among Hispanic women because data on this subject have been lacking, largely as a result of the absence of accurate information on ethnicity in national surveys, and because other data point to underuse of medical services among Hispanic women.
In the delivery of health care, there is both overuse and underuse of resources.
Patients are not treated using current guidelines for care of a given condition - both undertreatment (including underuse of some drug classes) and inappropriate/excessive treatments or overuse are major drivers leading to adverse outcomes
Health Dialog was created to directly address unwarranted variation in healthcare: the overuse, underuse and misuse of healthcare services.
This pioneering research focuses on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of healthcare services, and is the basis of Health Dialog's broad range of analytic capabilities, which include services such as predictive modeling and provider performance measurement.
This pioneering research focuses on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of healthcare services, and forms the basis for HDAS' Unwarranted Variation(TM) Analytics.