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Elective Surgical Procedures

"Elective Surgical Procedures" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Elective Surgical Procedures" by people in this website by year, and whether "Elective Surgical Procedures" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 78 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2015
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