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elective

1. of or based on selection by vote
2. selected by vote
3. having the power to elect
4. open to choice; optional
5. an optional course or hospital placement undertaken by a medical student
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Hundreds more patients will get their elective surgery sooner, following a $6.
The backlog of patients waiting for operations continues to be a problem in many public hospitals in South Africa (SA), with patients waiting up to 2 years for elective operations.
A proposed ordinance in Quezon City seeks to ban members of political dynasties from seeking elective positions starting in next year's midterm elections.
Consequently, as a prophylactic procedure to prevent recurrence, elective surgery is suggested in some patients.
PREGNANT mothers will no longer be able to have elective caesareans at Good Hope Hospital after staff shortages raised operating theatre safety fears.
PREGNANT mums will no longer be able to have elective caesareans at Good Hope Hospital after staff shortages raised operating theatre safety fears.
Broadening the range of elective services offered at Churchill is a key focus for the next three years.
This study was undertaken, to prospectively analyze the complication rate and recovery parameters of urgent and early elective appendicectomy and statistically prove differences between two.
The practice of early elective deliveries is down across the country, but there is still wide variation in meeting maternal quality indicators at U.
AN AM has called on the Welsh Government to intervene to ensure that elective operations proceed without delay at Ysbyty Bronglais, Aberystwyth.
Twenty-three states limit QHPs' ability to cover "non-excepted" abortions -- elective abortions; 28 do not.