Tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy reduces the number of sore throats in children; however, insufficient information is available on the effectiveness in adults

Haighton, Katie and Wilson, Janet (2015) Tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy reduces the number of sore throats in children; however, insufficient information is available on the effectiveness in adults. Evidence-Based Medicine, 20 (2). p. 64. ISSN 1356-5524

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1136/ebmed-2014-110153

Abstract

Commentary on: Burton MJ, Glasziou PP, Chong LY, et al. Tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy versus non-surgical treatment for chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014;11:CD001802.

Context
Sore throats cost the National Health Service (NHS) over £120 million per annum with approximately £60 million for general practitioner consultations and medical therapy. From 2011 to 2012, in England alone,1 secondary care costs included £10 million for bed usage by over 37 000 emergency hospital admissions and over £20 million in elective adult tonsillectomy. Upper respiratory tract infections are the most common cause of consultation in the USA.2 The place of tonsillectomy in the management of sore throat remains uncertain. Absolute numbers of tonsillectomy in the UK have fallen …

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29561

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