Meaning of underutilization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌndəjuːtɪlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British underutilisation)

See underutilize

‘As you are aware, perhaps the greatest problems with the quality of health care is both the over- and underutilization of resources.’
  • ‘There is overcrowding in some institutions and underutilisation of others depending upon the level of infrastructure, drug availability, physical access and the attitude of personnel.’
  • ‘Key challenges are to reduce the persistent underutilisation of labour resources, to boost productivity growth and to bolster the area's resilience against shocks.’
  • ‘Rather than reducing expenses, underutilization of the OR actually increases them because of high fixed costs associated with labor and excess capacity.’
  • ‘The report also discusses the underutilization of safe and effective means of preventing oral disease, such as the use of fluoridated water or dental sealants.’