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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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I will tell the council why it is underused. People park inconsiderately on the pavements.
Many people like myself would return to Middlesbrough and Stockton town centres to do our shopping if the councils once again provided free onstreet parking and introduced a flat rate charge of PS1 for fivehour parking in all their underused car parks.
"If we are serious about increasing productivity and living standards for everyone, we cannot afford to ignore low-paid sectors, with the talents and potential of so many workers being underused.
The spokesperson said: "Changes in the way we now care for patients means people are more likely to receive on-going care at home and this has meant that the community hospital beds at Rothbury have been underused for some time with around only half the beds being normally occupied."
The report added that these underused courts and tribunals are expensive to maintain yet unsuitable for modern technology.
However, characters are poorly developed and on-screen chemistry between the leading men and a shamefully underused Vikander is tepid.
The new 14-story, 161,760 s/f affordable rental building makes productive use of a portion of a former municipal parking lot, combined with underused air rights made possible through collaboration with a community partner, the adjacent Macedonia AME Church.
Early findings revealed that of all the equipment available to help prevent falls, digital technologies were being underused.
Whittaker is shamefully underused, but Scanlan channels the villainous spirit of Pam Ferris in Roald Dahl's Matilda.
"Arabic is underused in UAE schools and universities, despite being the official language in the country," said Dr Mona Al Bahar, head of the education, youth and media committee.
Underused by most Arkansans, the FOI is a powerful tool for journalists, a powerful regulator on government and a powerful weapon for political operatives.