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elective

(Selective), adjective alternative, bestowed by ballot, by vote, choosing, cooptive, disjunctive, on approval, open to choice
Associated concepts: elective franchise, elective office

elective

(Voluntary), adjective appointive, gratuitous, not required, optional, spontaneous
See also: adoptive, alternative, discretionary, disjunctive, spontaneous, voluntary
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We are meeting our targets for the number of elective surgery procedures performed each year, which demonstrates our system is working.
Our literature review could not find any studies on the death rate for elective procedures performed on a Saturday and the cost analysis of overtime pay for staff members performing such operations.
Nevertheless, the selection criteria for elective surgery are not well-discussed or identified in the literature.
First the elective work, then the anaesthetic support and with it the emergency service.
The significance of difference between the comparative parameters of urgent and early elective appendicectomy group was tested using Z test (as the sample size was more than 30 with 95% confidence interval).
The investigators found 1,036 QHPs in the 28 states that cover elective abortions and 1,062 QHPs in those states that do not cover elective abortions.
There are 36 Yunus Emre culture centers around the world which promote the culture and language of Turkey and conduct initiatives to teach Turkish to students in elective courses in the countries in which they operate.
This article also briefly describes how to introduce electives in MBBS curriculum with an example of an elective in Urology.
The National Partnership Agreement also instigated the establishment of an expert panel to examine safety and quality issues and practical impediments to the timing and phasing of the elective surgery and emergency department targets.
Introduction: Timing of elective caesarean delivery is a relevant public health issue.
Women benefit less than men from elective surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a study published in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
The course was an end-of-year elective at CGSC consisting of 12, two-hour class sessions.