n South African Medical Journal - Tonsillectomy practice in South Africa : correspondence
|Article Title||Tonsillectomy practice in South Africa : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||E. Meyer and J.J. Fagan|
|Publication Date||Feb 2011|
|Pages||85 - 86|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town|
To the Editor: Tonsillectomy is a very common operation done by ENT surgeons and general practitioners in South Africa. Our impression is that the procedure and its peri-operative care vary greatly. We conducted a web-based survey (approved by the UCT ethics committee) to evaluate tonsillectomy practice among South African ENT surgeons and discuss the findings in relation to evidence-based practice from the literature. We report only on the controversial and interesting aspects. Ninety-three surgeons (27% of the ENT surgeons in active practice in South Africa) completed the survey, of whom 65 were in private practice.
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