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Epidemiology of paediatric adenotonsillectomy in Victoria, Australia

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posted on 22.11.2021, 04:48 by Aimy Hoang Le Tran
Adenotonsillectomy, the surgery to remove your tonsils and adenoids, is one of the most common procedures performed in children. Despite this, there is little information about how this surgery is being delivered to and accessed by children. This thesis examined the epidemiology of adenotonsillectomy in children in Victoria, Australia and highlights sociodemographic and geographic variation in surgery rates, increasing surgical costs, and the risk factors for revisit to hospital after surgery due to complications. The findings from this body of work will improve outcomes for these children, providing a focus for improvement in the provision of a common procedure.

History

Principal supervisor

Gillian Nixon

Additional supervisor 1

Rosemary Horne

Additional supervisor 2

Danny Liew

Additional supervisor 3

Joanne Rimmer

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Paediatrics

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences