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Parental preferences for duration of hospital stay following tonsillectomy

  • A. K. Tewary (a1), G. S. Barr (a2) and R. C. Bickerton (a1)

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Parents of children undergoing (adeno) tonsillectomy were questioned about their preferences for a period of hospitalization. The proportion wanting early discharge increased as their children recovered after surgery.

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A. K. Tewary, F.R.C.S., 7 Kingland Drive, Old Milverton, Leamington Spa CV32 6BL

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Bradford, R., Spinks, P. (1992) Child distress during hospitalization: implications for practice. Clinical Otolaryngology 130135
Colclasure, J.B., Graham, S.S. (1990) Complications of outpatient tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: a review of 3340 cases. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 115160
Maniglia, A.J., Kushner, H., (1989) Adenotonsillectomy: a safe outpatient procedure. Archives of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 9294
Riding, K., Laird, B., O'Connor, G., Goodell, A.S., Bitts, B., Salkeld, L. (1991) Day care tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy at the British Columbia Children's Hospital. Journal of Otolaryngology 20 (1): 3542

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Parental preferences for duration of hospital stay following tonsillectomy

  • A. K. Tewary (a1), G. S. Barr (a2) and R. C. Bickerton (a1)

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