The surgical urgency relating to an operative procedure. A classification based on the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths (NCEPOD) classification of operation urgency. Used for local surgical and anaesthesia audits.
|01||Elective - operation pre-planned at a time to suit both patient and surgeon|
|02||Scheduled - an early operation usually within 3 weeks. Often applicable to cancer surgery|
|03||Urgent - operation as soon as possible and usually within 24hrs|
|04||Immediate - requires immediate surgery without time for preparation or resuscitation|
National Cancer Data Set Version 1.3_ISB October 2002
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