Complications of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in 9409 children observed overnight.

  title={Complications of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in 9409 children observed overnight.},
  author={William S. Crysdale and D M Russel},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={135 10},
In attempts to minimize the cost of health care, physicians are reducing the duration of hospital stay. Traditionally, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, otherwise healthy children undergoing adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy have been admitted the morning of surgery and discharged from hospital at 7 am the next day. The nursing records of 9409 patients aged 17 years or less who were managed in this way between 1980 and 1984 were reviewed to determine the occurrence of… CONTINUE READING

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