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Indirect costs related to caregivers’ absence from work after paediatric tonsil surgery

Gudnadottir G, Ragnarson Tennvall G, Stalfors J & Hellgren J

Tonsillotomy has gradually replaced tonsillectomy as the surgical method of choice in children with upper airway obstruction during sleep, because of less postoperative pain and a shorter recovery time. The aim of this study was to examine the costs related to caregivers’ absenteeism from work after tonsillectomy (TE) and tonsillotomy (TT).

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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 2017 Jun; 274(6): 2629-2636
DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4526-7