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A Committee Deciding Policy on Elective Surgery during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Scenario analysis on deciding whether to defer or continue with elective surgeries with hospital over 90% capacity and almost all usual ICU beds occupied.  Discussion on which decisions should be taken; Continue to schedule elective surgical procedures; Defer all elective surgical procedures or Proceed with scheduled elective surgical procedures but defer new cases. To aid decision making, each of these approaches is defended in a short essay by an expert in the field. Comments open through November 4, 2021.

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