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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.
STOP-BANG questionnaire on sleep apnea syndrome helps identify patients' risk for surgical complication

STOP-BANG questionnaire on sleep apnea syndrome helps identify patients' risk for surgical complication

Study finds link between blood sugar levels and mortality risk in diabetic patients after non-cardiac surgeries

Study finds link between blood sugar levels and mortality risk in diabetic patients after non-cardiac surgeries

Elective surgeries routed to private health system to ease burden

Elective surgeries routed to private health system to ease burden

Vitamin D deficiency may impact orthopaedic procedure outcomes

Vitamin D deficiency may impact orthopaedic procedure outcomes

Study on potential advantages and disadvantages of medical tourism

Study on potential advantages and disadvantages of medical tourism

Study on role of SurgiCase Orthopaedics in correction of compound wrist fractures

Study on role of SurgiCase Orthopaedics in correction of compound wrist fractures

Victorian health system falters

Victorian health system falters

NMF raises $30,000 in 30 days to help women have gynecologic surgery

NMF raises $30,000 in 30 days to help women have gynecologic surgery

HemoBioTech receives patent for HemoTech treatment of acute blood loss

HemoBioTech receives patent for HemoTech treatment of acute blood loss

Australian medical devices market to grow at 9% CAGR in 2009-2012

Australian medical devices market to grow at 9% CAGR in 2009-2012

Researchers recommend six steps for shared decision making in sex development disorder surgery

Researchers recommend six steps for shared decision making in sex development disorder surgery

Australian health makeover over the next few years planned

Australian health makeover over the next few years planned

Capstone Therapeutics to continue AZX100 Phase 2a trial in dermal scarring to planned 12-month endpoints

Capstone Therapeutics to continue AZX100 Phase 2a trial in dermal scarring to planned 12-month endpoints

Hospitals work to reduce wait times, readmission rates

Hospitals work to reduce wait times, readmission rates

Hospital waiting time reduced nationally: Report

Hospital waiting time reduced nationally: Report

Top 10 tips to avoid medical mistakes

Top 10 tips to avoid medical mistakes

Smoking cessation for first 6-weeks after acute fracture surgery reduces risk of postoperative complications

Smoking cessation for first 6-weeks after acute fracture surgery reduces risk of postoperative complications

Common misconceptions about general anesthesia

Common misconceptions about general anesthesia

Dispelling misconceptions associated with anaesthesia reduce patient anxiety before surgery

Dispelling misconceptions associated with anaesthesia reduce patient anxiety before surgery

New research: 10-minute frailty test can predict surgical outcomes in older patients

New research: 10-minute frailty test can predict surgical outcomes in older patients