Term: Discretionary Procedures

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


"Those that may nor be necessary at all, those for which there is no general agreement about indications (e.g. hysterectomy for non-malignant conditions of the uterus), and those for which alternative, non-surgical treatment options are available (e.g. varicose vein ligation and stripping)".

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