Medical Definition of hospitalism
1a: the factors and influences that adversely affect the health of hospitalized personsb: 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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