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Elective surgery is surgery that is not urgently required due to an emergency. Elective surgery may be performed for medical purposes, such as cataract surgery, or for other work such as breast implants. These are procedures that the person requiring them decides to undertake, and which may be helpful, but are not necessarily essential.
Some hospitals continue with elective surgeries despite COVID-19 crisis

Some hospitals continue with elective surgeries despite COVID-19 crisis

New multipronged program helps surgeons reduce opioid prescriptions by two-thirds

New multipronged program helps surgeons reduce opioid prescriptions by two-thirds

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

One in five operations with in-network surgeons and facilities could result in surprise bills

One in five operations with in-network surgeons and facilities could result in surprise bills

Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery

Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery

Coping with (power) loss: California’s hospitals, clinics, patients face new reality

Coping with (power) loss: California’s hospitals, clinics, patients face new reality

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s plays indirect role in increasing delirium risk

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s plays indirect role in increasing delirium risk

Frail patients more likely to die even after low-stress surgical procedures

Frail patients more likely to die even after low-stress surgical procedures

People with higher multimorbidity scores have faster brain decline, greater suicide risk

People with higher multimorbidity scores have faster brain decline, greater suicide risk

Most people visiting testing clinics before elective surgery lack advance directive

Most people visiting testing clinics before elective surgery lack advance directive

New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults

New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults

Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month

Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month

Researchers link protein clusterin to many facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk

Researchers link protein clusterin to many facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk

New report explores the wide-ranging questions on death

New report explores the wide-ranging questions on death

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation.

That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation.

Study evaluates wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario

Study evaluates wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors with eye disease

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors with eye disease