Deterioration

Deterioration is a term now commonly used in health care, to describe worsening of a patient's condition. It is often used as a shortened form of 'deterioration not recognised or not acted upon'. Much work to reduce harm from deterioration has been undertaken by the National Patient Safety Agency.

Deterioration, from Latin deteriorare "to make worse", from deterior "lower, worse", may refer to:

See also

  • Degeneracy (disambiguation)
  • Deteriorata, parody and portmanteau of "Desiderata" and "deteriorate"
  • Deter (disambiguation)

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  • détérioration — [ deterjɔrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe, bas lat. deterioratio, de deterior « pire » 1 ♦ Action de détériorer, de se détériorer; son résultat. ⇒ dégât, 1. dégradation, dommage, ruine. Détérioration d un appareil, d une machine. Détérioration de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Deterioration — Détérioration Voir « détérioration » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deterioration — deterioration, degeneration, devolution, decadence, decline, declension are comparable as meaning either the process of falling from a higher to a lower level or the state of a thing when such a falling has occurred. Deterioration is the least… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deterioration — I noun abasement, abrasion, atrophy, caducity, consumption, corrosion, corruption, debasement, decadence, decay, declension, declination, decomposition, decrepitude, degradation, demission, depreciation, destruction, deteriorcondicio,… …   Law dictionary

  • deterioration — 1650s, possibly a native formation, or else from Fr. détérioration (15c.), noun of action from détériorer, from L.L. deteriorare (see DETERIORATE (Cf. deteriorate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Deterioration — De*te ri*o*ra tion, n. [LL. deterioratio: cf. F. d[ e]t[ e]rioration.] The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deterĭoration — (lat.), soviel wie Verschlechterung einer Sache (s. Landwirtschaftliche Betriebserfordernisse); deteriorieren, verschlechtern, verderben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Deterioration — (lat.), Verschlimmerung; Verschlechterung einer Sache, insofern sie dadurch an Wert verliert; deteriorieren, verschlechtern …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Deterioration — Deterioration, lat., Deteriorirung, Verschlechterung einer Sache; deterioriren, verschlechtern; deterioris conditionis, von schlechterer Beschaffenheit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • détérioration — DÉTÉRIORATION. sub. f. L action par laquelle on détériore quelque chose, et l état de la chose détériorée. Tout Locataire est responsable des détériorations faites durant son bail. Il y a de grandes détériorations dans cette terre, tout y est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798


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