from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of undertreat.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I forgot to add, the last straw was when Medicare (which does nursing home surveillance) put in various penalties for undertreating pain (how that was determined I dunno), and at the same time penalizing for overtreatment (determined by causing delirium or if the patient falls).
"We're overtreated one group and undertreating another," says Daniel Weiss, chief medical officer of Vicor Technologies Inc., a Boca Raton, Fla., startup that has devised an algorithm that can assess a patient's risk of sudden cardiac arrest by analyzing heart beats.
Now, because we don't know which cancers are aggressive and which are indolent, we're overtreating some patients and undertreating others.
Some veterans groups applaud efforts to better diagnose traumatic brain injuries, but say it's more likely that the military has been undertreating the problem.
"It is time that the public came to understand why they are frightened: the scandal of greed and corruption has gripped the United States of America, yet people perceive that this is an accounting battle which can be won by undertreating or mistreating patients and starving doctors!"