hospitalism

hospitalism

[hos-pi-tl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
hospital conditions having an adverse effect on patients.
2.
the adverse mental and physical effects caused by such conditions.
3.
the physiological and psychological consequences of living in a hospital, nursing home, etc.

Origin:
1865–70; hospital + -ism

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