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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.
Dismal figures for Victorian public hospital performance in 2009, says report

Dismal figures for Victorian public hospital performance in 2009, says report

Americans' confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare declines

Americans' confidence in their ability to access and pay for healthcare declines

Inpatient mortality rates not the best way to judge hospital care

Inpatient mortality rates not the best way to judge hospital care

Rudd offers more funding for health overhaul

Rudd offers more funding for health overhaul

ASA urges patients to make lifestyle changes before opting for complicated surgeries

ASA urges patients to make lifestyle changes before opting for complicated surgeries

Study shows low postoperative mortality rates after hip and knee replacement surgeries

Study shows low postoperative mortality rates after hip and knee replacement surgeries

eHealthInsurance releases six-point checklist to get the most out of Medicare coverage

eHealthInsurance releases six-point checklist to get the most out of Medicare coverage

CABG completed "off-pump" has no advantages in patient outcomes: Study

CABG completed "off-pump" has no advantages in patient outcomes: Study

Perioperative oral dietary supplements before elective surgery offers no functional benefit

Perioperative oral dietary supplements before elective surgery offers no functional benefit

H1N1 overwhelms hospitals; Sebelius addresses flu vaccine shortage

H1N1 overwhelms hospitals; Sebelius addresses flu vaccine shortage

Heart surgery can be scheduled anytime: Study

Heart surgery can be scheduled anytime: Study

Mortality index can be misleading in major specialties

Mortality index can be misleading in major specialties

Misleading information in hospital report cards can impact patients’ health care

Misleading information in hospital report cards can impact patients’ health care

Healthcare-acquired infection costs $1 billion per annum

Healthcare-acquired infection costs $1 billion per annum

Findings reveal that Americans have grown increasingly confident to pay for healthcare services

Findings reveal that Americans have grown increasingly confident to pay for healthcare services

TekPackaging wins contract for manufacturing ear thermometer probe covers

TekPackaging wins contract for manufacturing ear thermometer probe covers

Swine flu pandemic could overwhelm critical care beds in England, especially children’s units

Swine flu pandemic could overwhelm critical care beds in England, especially children’s units

Swine flu jab may be available sooner

Swine flu jab may be available sooner

Australian national health system on the waiting list

Australian national health system on the waiting list

How prepared are we? New study to investigate Australia’s pandemic preparedness

How prepared are we? New study to investigate Australia’s pandemic preparedness