high-discretion procedure

high-discretion procedure

Medical practice A surgical procedure–eg, CABG, stapedectomy, strabismus operation, total knee or hip replacement, that is expensive and performed on a discretionary basis, and more often if the client is well-insured. See Elective surgery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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