EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
Screening for Otitis Media with Effusion: Recommendation statement from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
Butler, C. C., & MacMillan, H. L.
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 165(8), 1092-1093.
AGREE Rating: Recommended with Provisos
This guideline provides recommendations from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care pertaining to screening for otitis media with effusion. Although a specific target audience was not identified, this guideline appears most relevant to professionals in primary care settings. Recommendations are graded as Level A (good evidence to support the practice), Level B (fair evidence to support the practice), Level C (insufficient evidence regarding the practice), Level D (fair evidence to exclude the practice), Level E (good evidence to exclude the practice).
"There is insufficient evidence to include routine early screening for otitis media with effusion (OME) in, or exclude it from, the periodic health examination of children up to 4 years of age" (Level C) (p. 1092).
Keywords: Otitis Media; Language Disorders
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Added to Compendium: November 2011