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Deficit

An excess of liabilities over assets, of losses over profits, or of expenditure over income.

Deficit

A situation in which outflow of money exceeds inflow. That is, a deficit occurs when a government, company, or individual spends more than he/she/it receives in a given period of time, usually a year. One's deficit adds to one's debt, and, therefore, many analysts believe that deficits are unsustainable over the long-term. See also: Surplus.

deficit

1. A negative retained earnings balance. A deficit results when the accumulated losses and dividend payments of a business exceed its earnings.

deficit

see BUDGET DEFICIT, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS.
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Factual knowledge deficits can be addressed with a variety of carefully planned and implemented health care system-wide educational programs.
More generally, the survey is heavily grounded in the knowledge deficit model.
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UL's ComplianceWire online technology and proprietary clinical courses provide a powerful set of knowledge solutions to assure our clients that any knowledge deficits among those conducting clinical trials are addressed immediately, and will not result in regulatory exposure, costly delays, and operational inefficiencies.
After reviewing and discussing the data, the panel identified the following as probable causes underlying the spike: physician error due to knowledge deficits, patient non-adherence to medication regimen, unanticipated medical and psychiatric co-morbidities (including substance abuse), and payer policies that mandate methadone as a first-line coverage.
PAINWeek is the annual opportunity to resolve knowledge deficits and concerns, and empowers practitioners to care for patients with pain," said B.
The majority of time the examinations will serve to expose training or knowledge deficits that can be corrected vs.
Readers fearful of asking stupid questions or exposing their knowledge deficits will find plenty to cheer them up and onward in Grazer's conviction that curiosity is both a protection against awkwardness and a confidence-building tool.
Findings indicated significant knowledge deficits, with RN-BSN students more knowledgeable and having more positive attitudes toward providing LGBT health care than other students.

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