Decision Aid Summary

Title Tonsillitis: Should my child have a tonsillectomy?
Audience Parents of children offered the choice of a tonsillectomy to treat tonsillitis.
Options included Schedule a tonsillectomy for your child.
Treat tonsillitis with medicines and home treatment.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Tonsils and Adenoids
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.