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Epidemiology of paediatric adenotonsillectomy in Victoria, Australia
thesisposted 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.