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|English to English translations [PRO]|
Medical - Medical (general)
|English term or phrase: urgent, but not emergent surgeries|
|What's the difference between "urgent surgery" and "emergent surgery"|
The whole sentence is as follows:
So, one of the components to this recovery phase, well, the first of them obviously is getting patient care back on track. Perhaps most obvious that cancer surgeries or ***other urgent, but not emergent surgeries*** will get delayed, but there’s also a great deal of office work that won’t happen during the pandemic and thinking about how patients can be prioritized, how we can catch up in the setting of our limited health care resources will really help to get things back on track faster.
From a speech about the recovery phase of the health care system after a pandemic.
|emergent - "the need to proceed to surgery immediately"|
"We will define emergent as the need to proceed to surgery immediately (within several hours), once the decision has been made that surgical intervention is necessary or of potential benefit. Urgent cases, on the other hand, must be performed in a timely manner, but there are cases in which delay until the next day or later is allowable and without undue risk to the patient."
Emergent surgery - Surgery for a condition which is immediately life-threatening. Surgery must be performed within a few hours.
Urgent surgery - Surgery for a condition that is potentially life-threatening. Surgery usually must be completed within 24 hours.
If you have an Emergency Medical Condition such as difficulty breathing, suspected heart attack, uncontrolled bleeding, unconsciousness or severe burns, try to use a contracting hospital emergency room to maximize your benefits.
An urgent care situation is an unexpected illness or injury that needs prompt medical attention, but is not an immediate threat to your health. Examples include........
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urgently needed but not unexpected
My take is that this is 'emergent' in the literal sense - the operation is urgent, but the problem has not just *emerged*, i.e. it was known all along that the patient had cancer and therefore urgent surgery is to be expected.
This makes sense when planning for an (unexpected) emergency.
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