Glue ear management & deprivation - a retrospective study of 89 patients.

Arman, S and Amlani, A and Doshi, Jayesh (2020) Glue ear management & deprivation - a retrospective study of 89 patients. Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery. ISSN 1749-4486. Full text available to all UHB Athens account holders via OpenAthens

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Abstract

In accordance with National Guidelines, intervention for otitis media with effusion (OME) is considered when there is evidence of persistence over a 3-month period and hearing loss is judged to have a significant impact on the child's development. Deprivation is officially measured by the UK government and can be used to compare neighbourhoods and relative changes over time. There is a delay in the diagnosis of persistent OME with the majority of patients being seen well beyond the recommended 3-month active observation period. A higher deprivation score was associated with a significantly longer waiting time for diagnosis of persistent bilateral OME (p= 0.037) Universal healthcare does not guarantee fair and equal access to services for all. It is not always clear why such differences exist; however, clinicians must remain vigilant to the inequalities that may affect patient care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text available to all UHB Athens account holders via OpenAthens
Subjects: WV Otorhinolaryngology. ENT medicine
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > ENT
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2020 12:39
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2020 12:39
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2980

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