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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.
Elective surgery puts seniors at risk for long-term cognitive problems

Elective surgery puts seniors at risk for long-term cognitive problems

U.S. healthcare facilities aren't doing enough to protect patients from MRSA

U.S. healthcare facilities aren't doing enough to protect patients from MRSA

US adults most likely to report medical errors and skip needed care due to costs

US adults most likely to report medical errors and skip needed care due to costs

Threshold for colectomy may be too high, warn experts

Threshold for colectomy may be too high, warn experts

Clinical threshold for inflammatory bowel disease surgery may be too high

Clinical threshold for inflammatory bowel disease surgery may be too high

Physiotherapy shows benefits for knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis

Physiotherapy shows benefits for knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis

Study shows pre-op red blood cell levels affect post-op outcomes

Study shows pre-op red blood cell levels affect post-op outcomes

Pharmacists play critical role in reducing medication discrepancies

Pharmacists play critical role in reducing medication discrepancies

Same-day coronary angiography and surgery safe for many patients

Same-day coronary angiography and surgery safe for many patients

Bare metal stents provide a safer choice

Bare metal stents provide a safer choice

Guidelines for obstetric anesthesia revised

Guidelines for obstetric anesthesia revised

Study on waking and dreaming during surgery

Study on waking and dreaming during surgery

Ageism is endemic in health services

Ageism is endemic in health services

Have star ratings improved the English NHS?

Have star ratings improved the English NHS?

Beds closed as thousands wait for surgery in Western Australia

Beds closed as thousands wait for surgery in Western Australia

United States continues to spend significantly more on health care than any country in the world

United States continues to spend significantly more on health care than any country in the world

Quality of life improves for children who receive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Quality of life improves for children who receive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Survey shows need for conservative, drug-free options

Survey shows need for conservative, drug-free options

At last it appears that the government is trading in desks for beds

At last it appears that the government is trading in desks for beds

AMA (WA) welcomes Australian Government waiting list promise.

AMA (WA) welcomes Australian Government waiting list promise.