Paediatric day-case tonsillectomy: a three-year prospective audit spiral in a district hospital.

@article{Bajaj2012PaediatricDT,
  title={Paediatric day-case tonsillectomy: a three-year prospective audit spiral in a district hospital.},
  author={Yogesh M. Bajaj and Hamp Atkinson and Ravjit Singh Sagoo and Imran M Bhatti and Claudia Newbegin},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2012},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={
          159-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Paediatric tonsillectomy is a common ENT operation. The use of day-case surgery is increasing, in order to improve efficiency in healthcare. METHODS A prospective audit spiral was carried out from January 2006 to December 2008 for all children undergoing day-case tonsillectomy at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. RESULTS There was a haemorrhage rate of 2.6 per cent over three years. The most common complication was nausea and vomiting, seen in 5.3 per cent of patients. CONCLUSIONS… CONTINUE READING
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