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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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The objective of the study was to determine the rate of death in hospital or out of hospital within 30 days of an elective procedure performed on a Saturday and the cost incurred by paying staff members performing these operations.
10 In this short report, we utilized this comprehensive clinical experience to identify the criteria for elective surgery for SV.
Good Hope Hospital delivers around 10 babies via elective C-section a week, or 547 a year, which can be for reasons including a breech or pre-eclampsia.
urgent appendicectomy and early elective appendicectomy were females (68% and 76% respectively).
The institute offers assistance in the form of providing teaching materials and training teachers for schools where Turkish is an elective course.
Methodology: One hundred consecutive subjects who had elective C-Sections during the study period were included in the study.
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Latin American women with low-risk pregnancies who undergo elective labor induction are at increased risk for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes, compared with those who experience spontaneous labor, according to an eight-country study.
The latest salvo in the battle to eliminate unnecessary deliveries before 39 weeks' gestation is a website that lets expectant mothers compare individual hospital rates of early elective deliveries.
In the Senate bill, there is the provision that only one of the proposed multistate plans will not cover elective abortions--all other plans (including other multistate plans) can do so, and receive federal tax credits.
The article includes a first absorbent article with a first elective component secured to the first absorbent article in a first configuration of the component.
Despite superstitions and other unfounded concerns, the time of day or the month for elective bypass surgery has no bearing on the outcome.