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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.
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underuse

(un'der-us?)
Failure to employ readily available forms of care for patients.
Synonym: underutilization
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