Compliance with recommendations for tympanostomy tube follow-up: patient characteristics.

@article{Kao2014ComplianceWR,
  title={Compliance with recommendations for tympanostomy tube follow-up: patient characteristics.},
  author={Richard Kao and Daniel J. Kirse and Adele Karen Evans},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={151 3},
  pages={489-95}
}
OBJECTIVES (1) To determine the percentage of otherwise healthy patients achieving "graduation," or postoperative compliance achieving complete problem resolution and discharge from the otolaryngologist's care, after tympanostomy tube placement. (2) To analyze follow-up behaviors and patient characteristics influencing the likelihood of graduation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Analysis of details of tympanostomy tube… CONTINUE READING