One in 20 children are prescribed codeine after undergoing tonsillectomy despite FDA black box warning regarding safety and efficacy issues associated with prescribing the opioid to children after these surgeries.
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There is little evidence to support that UTE always requires tonsillectomy to rule out lymphoma
Understanding the rationale utilized by clinicians who choose not to adhere to clinical practice guidelines, and developing additional processes to foster compliance
Tonsillectomies performed in kids at children’s teaching hospitals have a significantly higher cost, are more likely to involve complications, and result in more comorbidities than when performed at other types of hospitals.
Research shows that post-surgery tonsillectomy may be needed in up to 29% of pediatric adenoidectomy cases
Despite tonsillectomy being the most common operative procedure performed in the United States, considerable variation exists in management and resource utilization
TORS deemed safe, effective for lingual tonsillectomy, base of tongue resection procedures in benign diseases, including obstructive sleep apnea