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Assessment of sequelae at home following adenotonsillectomy. A basis for day-case management?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8877186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adenotonsillectomy is traditionally performed as an in-patient procedure. Although day-case adenotonsillectomy is practised in some units in the USA, Canada, Finland and Israel, it is rarely practised in the UK. This study looks at a cohort of 100 consecutive children admitted for adenotonsillectomy and follows their progress after discharge. It also assesses parental attitudes to day-case surgery. The results highlight parental anxiety associated with day-case adenotonsillectomy. Only 28% of parents would have liked the procedure to be carried out on a day-case basis with 46% of parents considering a single night stay to be too short. More support must be given to parents in the UK if day-case adenotonsillectomy is to become an acceptable procedure.
R Benson-Mitchell; A R Maw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0307-7772     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-23     Completed Date:  1997-01-23     Revised Date:  2005-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701793     Medline TA:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures*
Cohort Studies
Length of Stay
Parents / psychology*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*

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