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Procedure Database

Further information regarding surgical severity coding can be found at the AXA PPP site:


Active malignancy within past 5 years

ASA-PS scoring

  • Grade 1: A normal healthy patient
  • Grade 2: A patient with mild systemic disease
  • Grade 3: A patient with severe systemic disease
  • Grade 4: A patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life
  • Grade 5: A moribund patient who is not expected to survive without the operation.

Clinical Urgency

Clinical urgency is based on the NCEPOD classification of intervention (2004)

  • IMMEDIATE - Immediate life, limb or organ-saving intervention - resuscitation simultaneous with intervention. Normally within minutes of decision to operate
  • URGENT - Intervention for acute onset or clinical deterioration of potentially life-threatening conditions, for those conditions that may threaten the survival of limb or organ, for fixation of many fractures and for relief of pain or other distressing symptoms. Normally within hours of decision to operate.
  • EXPEDITED - Patient requiring early treatment where the condition is not an immediate threat to life, limb or organ survival. Normally within days of decision to operate.
  • ELECTIVE - Intervention planned or booked in advance of routine admission to hospital. Timing to suit patient, hospital and staff.