Tuesday, 6 November 2018

'Too many children' have tonsils removed unnecessarily

'Too many children' have tonsils removed unnecessarily Thousands of children are having their tonsils removed unnecessarily, costing the NHS millions of pounds each year, according to experts.

They found seven in every eight children given tonsillectomies were unlikely to benefit from the operation.

NHS England has already said it plans to cut back on this surgery, along with other "ineffective" treatments, where the harms outweigh any gains. BBC News

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