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elective

[ilek′tiv]
Etymology: L, eligere, to choose
pertaining to a procedure that is performed by choice and is not essential, such as elective surgery.

elective

Referring to a procedure which is planned in advance, non-emergent and, in the UK, may be based on a waiting list.

elective

adjective Referring to that which is planned or undertaken by choice and without urgency, as in elective surgery, see there. noun Graduate education noun A short–±6 wk period of clinical contact undertaken by a 4th-yr medical student, during which he/she learns about a field related to a planned specialty. See Match, Rotation.

elective

A term usually used of treatment. Undertaken to achieve advantage for the patient, but not essential to life or health. Most cosmetic surgical operations can be considered elective.

elective

non-urgent; at an elected time, e.g. of surgery.
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Prior to 39 weeks' gestation, and in the absence of risk factors, an elective CS increases iatrogenic prematurity and respiratory morbidity, (1,9,11) Studies show significantly increased odds (2- to 5-fold) of respiratory morbidity of near-term infants after elective CS compared with babies born vaginally.
When the spouse is a Medicaid ICP recipient and the decedent has provided a QSNT, is the elective share in the ward's best interest?
As these elective events may be DAU courses, functionality protocols have been incorporated into the Acquisition Training Application System (ACQTAS), the registration system for civilian AT & L workforce members assigned to the DoD Agencies outside the Military Departments.
Other staff electives available include stress management, principles of palliative care and symptom management, auto maintenance, and writing and grammar skills.
Jennifer Berman, urologist and co-founder of UCLA's Female Sexual Medicine Center, is a proponent of elective Caesarean section.
The maximum annual elective deferrals that an individual may make to a SIMPLE plan for 2001 is $6,500.
After twenty-four weeks of pregnancy, which is the approximate date of viability and the beginning of the third trimester, the abortion procedure is not elective but emergency, in that the fetus is gravely or fatally impaired, or the woman's fife or health is at risk, or both.
The criminal justice program also allows students to obtain both elective and required credits for job-related training.
In their second year, students wishing to learn more about the field can take a corporate communication elective.
The protest will probably not begin any time soon, especially since President Clinton, in one of his first official acts as president last year, rescinded a five-year ban on using fetal tissue from elective abortions for transplants.
In contrast, the physician of a patient admitted on an elective basis has the opportunity to plan and schedule resource use.