elective surgery


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elective surgery

Surgery Any operation that can be performed with advanced planning–eg, cholecystectomy, hernia repair, colonic resection, coronary artery bypass

e·lec·tive sur·ge·ry

(ĕ-lek'tiv sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Surgery a patient chooses to undergo although its need is neither vital nor urgent.
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The NHS Confederation has mooted the idea of 24-hour, seven-day-a-week 'elective surgery' centres dedicated to common operations such as hip replacements or cataract work.
Dr Winter, who works at Nottingham University Hospitals, said: "Our own hospital has cancelled elective surgery that involves the need of critical care beds.
Some elective surgery would go elsewhere and emergency surgery would only be available on an 'extended day' basis - whatever that means.
Referring to elective surgery, the Minister said prioritisation mattered and failure to prioritise meant sick people missed out.
``This is an elective surgery ward where quite a number of patients prefer not to have their procedures in August and instead go on holiday so demand for elective surgery has tailed off.
The Eastern Health Board (EHB) decision is part of a plan to develop elective surgery at the hospital and send patients there from Belfast hospitals.
The good: 33 percent of staff nurses are paid at the rate of $42,422 or higher; the bad: the mental health unit has 30 inpatient beds and 33 patients, and nowhere near enough staff; and the ugly: the roster for wards 1 and 3, now the DI IB is cutting back on elective surgery.
Firstly, the NHS tries to be comprehensive and to provide all manner of treatments of borderline effectiveness, as a result of which core services of undoubted importance, such as A and E departments, emergency medical admissions and elective surgery, have been neglected.