Study highlights tonsillectomy numbers and risks

January 20, 2014 7:04 AM

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Study highlights tonsillectomy numbers and risks

In a study of children's hospitals, researchers find a wide variation in revisit rates for tonsillectomies and adherence to guidelines about the use of certain medications for the surgical procedure.

Although the number of tonsillectomies performed on kids in the USA has declined drastically over the past 30 years, the surgery remains one of the most commonly performed on kids. A new study finds significant variation among hospitals when it comes to three aspects of tonsillectomy care – includin...

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