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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.
Price transparency in medicine faces stiff opposition — from hospitals and doctors

Price transparency in medicine faces stiff opposition — from hospitals and doctors

Delays for emergency surgery linked to higher risk of death

Delays for emergency surgery linked to higher risk of death

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Day of the week has no effect on survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, study finds

Day of the week has no effect on survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, study finds

Preoperative opioid use may lead to complications, readmissions and high costs post surgery

Preoperative opioid use may lead to complications, readmissions and high costs post surgery

New guidelines provide recommendations for prevention and management of surgical site infections

New guidelines provide recommendations for prevention and management of surgical site infections

Study reports link between postoperative delirium and elevations in inflammatory marker

Study reports link between postoperative delirium and elevations in inflammatory marker

Improving nurse-to-patient staffing may help decrease racial disparities in postoperative readmissions

Improving nurse-to-patient staffing may help decrease racial disparities in postoperative readmissions

Simple instruction sheet can increase patients' compliance to prescribed medications

Simple instruction sheet can increase patients' compliance to prescribed medications

Preoperative anxiety may be huge problem among Latinos, new research suggests

Preoperative anxiety may be huge problem among Latinos, new research suggests

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Postoperative delirium negatively impacts functional recovery in older patients, study finds

Postoperative delirium negatively impacts functional recovery in older patients, study finds

Study shows how increase in BMI contributes to multiple myeloma growth and progression

Study shows how increase in BMI contributes to multiple myeloma growth and progression

Study finds preoperative falls common among adults of all age groups

Study finds preoperative falls common among adults of all age groups

ART trial: Adacolumn shows clinical benefit in refractory ulcerative colitis patients

ART trial: Adacolumn shows clinical benefit in refractory ulcerative colitis patients

Overnight extubations in ICU patients linked to higher mortality

Overnight extubations in ICU patients linked to higher mortality

Study: Post hospital syndrome is significant risk factor for patients undergoing elective surgery

Study: Post hospital syndrome is significant risk factor for patients undergoing elective surgery

Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Reduced pain, disability predict satisfaction after spine surgery

Reduced pain, disability predict satisfaction after spine surgery

Less invasive endovascular aortic repair benefits most patients, provides quick recovery

Less invasive endovascular aortic repair benefits most patients, provides quick recovery