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Elective surgery for purposes other than remedying health states (V50)

ICD-9 code V50 for Elective surgery for purposes other than remedying health states is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS ENCOUNTERING HEALTH SERVICES FOR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND AFTERCARE (V50-V59).

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Elective surgery for purposes other than remedying health states

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