Cost-Effectiveness of Watchful Waiting in Acute Otitis Media

Sun, D. et al. (2017) Pediatrics. 139(4) e20163086

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Background: American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for acute otitis media (AOM) allow for children meeting certain criteria to undergo watchful waiting (WW). The cost-effectiveness of this policy has not been evaluated in the United States.

 

Conclusions: WW for AOM management is cost-effective. Implementing WW may improve outcomes and reduce health care expenditures.

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