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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.
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The National-led Government set targets on elective surgeries, and its no coincidence the figures have noticeably dropped since this Government ditched this specific target last year.
It involves a combination of core rotations and electives. Core rotations are mandatory and are mainly done at one's home institution, where all students complete the same ones.
In old literature, antero-posterior left atrial dimension (AP-Lad) and e/E ratio method had been used to find association between success of elective cardioversion, LA size, and recurrence of AF14,17.
Akiode, who called for affirmative action for women in politics to balance the wrong, also expressed the hope that the 'Women participation in elective office support bill 2019' will be signed into law soon.
2) the major indications for elective caesarean sections found to be previous caesarean Section (42.07%), followed by CPD (19.31%).
Finally, we suggest some possible strategies to reduce the occurrence of accreta after elective CS.
Affirmative action for elective positions negates the provisions of Article 38(2) of the Constitution on political rights, which provide that every citizen has the right to free, fair and regular elections based on universal suffrage and the free expression of the will of the electors for any elective position.
It also covers other circumstances, including the following: if the incumbent is an elective barangay official, the spouse and the above relatives are prohibited to run simultaneously for any position in the same barangay, as well as in the barangays in municipalities or cities within the same legislative district;
As a professional medical association of over 4,000 obstetrician/gynecologists and other reproductive health care professionals, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges Arizona lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 1394, and find out the real effects of elective abortion on the women of Arizona.
The backlog of patients waiting for operations continues to be a problem in many public hospitals in South Africa (SA), with patients waiting up to 2 years for elective operations.
Consequently, as a prophylactic procedure to prevent recurrence, elective surgery is suggested in some patients.
La Federation Tunisienne de Boxe (FTB) a fixe au 16 decembre prochain la tenue de son assemblee generale elective extraordinaire a la maison des federations, sous la supervision du Comite National Olympique Tunisie.