Single visit Evaluation and Tympanostomy Tube Placement for
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Single-visit surgery (SVS) for tympanostomy tube (TT) placement was a successful, alternative model of care for the management of acute otitis media (AOM) in children.

The aim was to review investigators' experiences with the development of a single visit surgery (SVS) program for children with recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) undergoing tympanostomy tube (TT) placement the same day as their otolaryngology surgical consultation.

Retrospective series of patients participating in SVS were analyzed, with attention to factors associated with increasing interest and participation in SVS and parent experiences/satisfaction. A total of 224 children had TT placed through SVS for AOM management. The average age of patients was 18.1?months.

- When analyzing year-over-year volumes from the inception of SVS, notable increases were seen in 2016 and 2017 after a radio advertisement was played locally.

- A marked increase in volume was noted after the implementation of a Decision Tree Scheduling (DTS) algorithm for children with recurrent AOM.

- Sixty-six procedures were performed after the institution of DTS.

- A parent survey demonstrated high levels of satisfaction with the SVS experience. Estimations of savings to families in terms of time away from work demonstrated potential for indirect healthcare benefits.

SVS for TT placement was a successful, alternative model of care for the management of children with AOM. Parents of children undergoing TT through SVS were satisfied with the overall experience.

The Laryngoscope
Source: https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29714
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