What impact have the pediatric tonsillectomy guidelines, published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) in January 2011, had on the individual practicing clinician?
Background: Despite tonsillectomy being the most common operative procedure performed in the United States, considerable variation exists in management and resource utilization. Clinical practice guidelines contain specific guidance, each emphasized at different levels. “Strong recommendations” are those that show clear benefits that exceed the risk for harm if the recommendation is followed.
Explore this issue:November 2015
Study design: Case series with chart review.
Setting: Multihospital network.