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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

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In the 1992 National Update on Australian Health,(*) it was reported that one of the major public and political issues was waiting lists for elective surgery.
When applied with this understanding, it may be acceptable to permit oral ingestion of fluids in selected patients until two hours before scheduled elective surgery," Dr.
Today I have released online the figures which confirm that the number of elective surgery cancellations in Tasmania have dropped in 2014-15.
The report, Elective surgery waiting times 2014-15: Australian hospital statistics, shows that between 2013-14 and 2014-15, the time within which 50% of patients were admitted (median waiting time) for elective procedures decreased from 36 days to 35 days.
NZNO welcomed the funding boost for elective surgery but a lack of funding to hospitals over the past five years and a lack of workforce planning had meant many DHBs had been unable to build the workforce infrastructure required to provide elective surgeries.
National also promised a health fund of $50 million for those suffering from joints, muscle and bone pain and promised elective surgery, if re-elected.
Washington, May 29 ( ANI ): There is a higher risk of death for patients who have elective surgery later in the week and at the weekend, compared with those earlier in the week, a new study has revealed.
No-one is suggesting that a flat refusal to quit smoking or lose weight will automatically rule you out of elective surgery.
The agreement proposes to deliver faster access to Emergency Department and elective surgery procedures, through the establishment of a four-hour target for emergency waiting times, with the aim that 90% of patients across all triage categories are seen within four hours, and a 100% elective surgery target, aimed at ensuring all patients waiting for elective surgery are treated within clinically recommended times.
Colin Ferguson, the Royal College of Surgeons' director of professional affairs for Wales, said: "Despite the improvements in the last several years in elective surgery and in waiting times, the use of targets to achieve that has been to the detriment of the emergency surgical service.
However, acting federal health minister Justine Elliot refuted Roberts' claim and insisted that the elective surgery guarantee program will be implemented as scheduled in July 2012.
Aberconwy AM Gareth Jones's suggestion comes as healthminister Edwina Hart reviews services for patients who currently go to Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Fazakerley on Merseyside for planned, elective surgery.