Bottom line: Patients waiting for thyroid surgery have mild to moderate psychological morbidity and long wait times for surgery, but these appear to be unrelated. The anxiety decreases after surgery.
Explore This IssueFebruary 2013
Reference: Eskander A, Devins GM, Freeman J, et al. Waiting for thyroid surgery: a study of psychological morbidity and determinants of health associated with long wait times for thyroid surgery. Laryngoscope. 2013;123:541-547.
—Reviewed by Sue Pondrom