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Descriptor in English: Elective Surgical Procedures
Descriptor in Spanish: Procedimientos Quirúrgicos Electivos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Eletivos
Descriptor in French: Interventions chirurgicales non urgentes
Entry term(s): Elective Surgical Procedure
Procedure, Elective Surgical
Procedures, Elective Surgical
Surgical Procedure, Elective
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Tree number(s): E04.249
Scope note: Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 2015(1994)
See also the descriptors: Prophylactic Surgical Procedures MeSH
DeCS UI: 31021
Descriptor UI: D017558
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2014/06/23
Elective Surgical Procedures - Preferred
Concept UI M0026618
Scope note Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Preferred term Elective Surgical Procedures
Entry term(s) Elective Surgical Procedure
Procedure, Elective Surgical
Procedures, Elective Surgical
Surgical Procedure, Elective
Surgical Procedures, Elective



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