hospitalism


hos·pi·tal·ism

noun \ˈhäs-(ˌ)pit-əl-iz-əm\

Definition of HOSPITALISM

1
a : the factors and influences that adversely affect the health of hospitalized persons b : the effect of such factors on mental or physical health
2
: the deleterious physical and mental effects on infants and children resulting from their living in institutions without the benefit of a home environment and parents

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