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Title: Tonsillectomy compared to acute tonsillitis in children: a comparison study of societal costs
Authors: Leupe, P ×
Hox, Valérie
Debruyne, Frans
Schrooten, W
Claes, N V
Lemkens, N
Lemkens, Peter #
Issue Date: 2012
Series Title: B-ENT vol:8 issue:2 pages:103-111
Abstract: Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in children; its main indications are recurrent episodes of acute tonsillitis and adenotonsillar hypertrophy. The effectiveness of tonsillectomy for severe recurrent tonsillitis is generally accepted; however its socio-economic cost is less well investigated. This study aims to determine and compare the societal cost of a tonsillectomy and a severe throat infection.
ISSN: 0001-6497
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Medicine Teaching Programs
Department of Microbiology & Immunology - miscellaneous
Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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