We found a statistically significant increase in utilization (both extensive and total) only for heart disease.
We also have huge regional swings in the utilization of various procedures and services that bear no relation to outcomes.
utilization went up, out-of-pocket expenditure went down, and the freqency of depression diagnoses was lower.
1807, from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile "usable," from Latin utilis "usable," from uti (see use (v.)).
Utilize is fast antiquating improve, in the sense of 'turn to account.' [Fitzedward Hall, "Modern English," 1873]