EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Otitis Media with Effusion; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head Neck Surgery
Otitis Media with Effusion
American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Otitis Media with Effusion
Pediatrics, 113(5), 1412–29.
AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended
This guideline provides recommendations on the diagnosis and management of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children. The primary audiences of this guideline are healthcare professionals, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and child-development specialists. Each statement is graded as a “strong recommendation" (the approach is supported by high quality evidence and benefits clearly exceed harms or harms clearly exceed benefits), “recommendation” (the quality of evidence is not as strong and benefits exceed harms or harms exceed benefits), “option" (suspect quality of evidence or well-done studies show little clear advantage of one approach versus another), or "no recommendation" (lack of pertinent evidence and unclear balance between benefits and harms).
Keywords: Otitis Media
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Added to Compendium: November 2010