- This study does not address treatment for recurrent otitis media infections.
- Acute otitis media (AOM) costs approximately $5 billion annually in
the United States, 40 % in patients between the ages of one and three
JL, et al. Early versus delayed insertion of tympanostomy tubes for
persistent otitis media: developmental outcomes at the age of three
years in relation to prerandomization illness patterns and hearing levels.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2003;22:309-14.
JL, et al. Effect on Early of Delayed Insertion of Typanostomy Tubes
for Persistent Otits Media on Developmental Outcomes at the age of Three
Years. New England Journal of Medicine. 2001;344:1179-87.
Author: Nicole Perdue, MD
CAT Appraisers: Ken
Date appraised: September
April 26, 2004
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