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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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The report added that these underused courts and tribunals are expensive to maintain yet unsuitable for modern technology.
The move will provide thousands of new homes, and make the best use of existing buildings including some that are underused and neglected while at the same time protecting the green belt.
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.
The simple fact is that front offices are hugely underused and cost the taxpayer millions each year to keep open.
At this time it is questionable whether we will be able to recover the full potential cost, but any income received will help to offset the opportunity cost of underused space.
Fish industry experts have played down claims that increasing consumption of underused fish--such as the bycatch species championed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall--is not sustainable.
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego are using "dark silicon" - the underused transistors in modern microprocessors - to improve smartphone efficiency.
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The camp is just one of a number of correctional facilities that are being called underused and being cut.
Imperfect legislation also contributes to underused tourist capacity of the country.
We could build over underused and empty sites such as the Register Office, the area between the Crown Court and office building which has a very large, underused pavement area and an empty "water feature".