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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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They add that although the highly elevated risk of hysterectomy among electively induced women should be interpreted cautiously, the finding is nonetheless a concern, especially given that the affected women lost their ability to bear children as the result of a medically unnecessary procedure.
Tips are provided for the patient who does require hospitalization either electively or acutely for illness other than PD.
The practice bulletin also indicated that labor should only be electively induced after 39 weeks of gestation, a two-week increase from the previous recommendation (37-weeks).
Of 24,077 repeat caesarean deliveries, 13,258 were performed electively, of which 6.
In the coming months he'll electively have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and an oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries), and he'll begin taking testosterone, which will increase his muscle mass and deepen his voice.
AHip replacement surgery is very risky and surgeons only do it electively when they absolutely have to.
Do you electively seek out CE, or are you fulfilling a state, veterinary college, or practice requirement?
And, 40 percent would electively cut their gas and electric expenditures to still afford beauty essentials.
8 New England Journal of Medicine found that of about 24,000 repeat Caesarean sections, about 13,300 were performed electively.
And the landscaping requirements provide the hammer for those who wouldn't do it electively.
Patients received a PD catheter electively as an outpatient in only 32% of surgery cases, compared to 71% of radiological cases (p<0.