underuse


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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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Hospitals were chosen if they served a large proportion of black and Hispanic women with breast cancer as this population has higher rates of underuse due to system failures than white women (Bickell et al.
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.
The finding, from a survey of 803 adults with diabetes in Flint, Mich., 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.
Underuse of medicines to control childhood asthma, $2.5 billion; and
"One of the most disconcerting findings in the mental health literature is the underuse of mental health services by the older population," he noted.
Because of data and measurement issues, however, the AE calculations in Tables 1 and 2 likely suffer from a number of biases, some of which push the results toward input underuse, while others bias them toward overuse.
According to data from the 2001 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, older Americans continue to underuse mental health services, despite their need for them, said Mr.
This underuse of screening frustrates the medical community because the likelihood of surviving colorectal cancer greatly increases if the disease is treated early, and the screening procedure is covered by Medicare.
The downside to underuse of the procedure may be poor maternal outcomes: Vaginal complications were significantly more prevalent in hospitals where unexpectedly few procedures were performed (14%) than in others (11-13%).
Senior managers justify their avoidance and underuse by saying, "As long as secretaries and assistants have good technology skills, what difference does it make?" (Many privately admit that their secretaries and subordinates are also status symbols.) The fact is.