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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.
New classification system to manage emergency surgery described in special issue of  BJS

New classification system to manage emergency surgery described in special issue of BJS

Patients treated for traumatic eye socket injuries at academic medical centers fare well at far less cost

Patients treated for traumatic eye socket injuries at academic medical centers fare well at far less cost

Patients undergoing eye trauma care fare equally well in teaching and community hospitals

Patients undergoing eye trauma care fare equally well in teaching and community hospitals

Six-month surgery delay ‘acceptable’ after DES implantation

Six-month surgery delay ‘acceptable’ after DES implantation

Safety measures intended to improve bariatric surgery outcomes may impede obese minorities' access to care

Safety measures intended to improve bariatric surgery outcomes may impede obese minorities' access to care

UTHealth researchers find cause for rare type of bleeding disorder

UTHealth researchers find cause for rare type of bleeding disorder

Implementation of better blood-management plan changes culture at UAB

Implementation of better blood-management plan changes culture at UAB

Four simple steps increase chances of preoperative smoking cessation

Four simple steps increase chances of preoperative smoking cessation

Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

Researchers find recurrent genetic mutation linked to deadly thoracic aortic dissections

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA acceptance of Eliquis sNDA for review

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer announce FDA acceptance of Eliquis sNDA for review

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

People receiving emergency gallbladder surgery are more likely to experience complications

Johns Hopkins researchers find interstate variations in rates of emergency bowel surgeries

Johns Hopkins researchers find interstate variations in rates of emergency bowel surgeries

Highlights: Geography's role in elective surgeries in Calif.; Conn. Democrats eye shifting $400M in Medicaid money; HHS says Cedars-Sinai has $2.2M in billing errors

Highlights: Geography's role in elective surgeries in Calif.; Conn. Democrats eye shifting $400M in Medicaid money; HHS says Cedars-Sinai has $2.2M in billing errors

First Edition: May 23, 2013

First Edition: May 23, 2013

State roundup: Nearly 13,000 Calif. hospital workers set to strike

State roundup: Nearly 13,000 Calif. hospital workers set to strike

Boston Scientific presents data on breakthrough products at Digestive Disease Week 2013

Boston Scientific presents data on breakthrough products at Digestive Disease Week 2013

Study examines impact of adult behaviors on children's coping and distress after surgery

Study examines impact of adult behaviors on children's coping and distress after surgery

Dabigatran decreases risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism

Dabigatran decreases risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism

Hospitals may be unfairly punished for high readmission rates

Hospitals may be unfairly punished for high readmission rates

Study finds negligible effect on periprocedural outcomes among patients after spine surgery

Study finds negligible effect on periprocedural outcomes among patients after spine surgery