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New OME guidelines highlight quality improvement opportunities

February 17, 2016

Updated guidelines recently released by the Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation recommend improved practice parameters for the diagnosis, treatment and management of otitis media with effusion in children.

“[These guidelines] emphasize diagnostic accuracy, identification of children who are most susceptible to developmental sequelae from otitis media with effusion and education of clinicians and patients regarding the favorable natural history of most otitis media with effusion and the lack of efficacy for medical therapy,” Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, chairman and professor of otolaryngology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “An updated guideline is needed due to new clinical trials, new systematic reviews and the lack of consumer participation in the initial guideline development group.”

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