Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 Nov 4;151(5):852-60. Epub 2014 Aug 4.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Objectives: To study the utilization of balloon catheter dilation (BCD) compared to traditional endoscopic surgery (ESS) in pediatric patients.
Study Design: Cross-sectional analysis.
Setting: Hospital and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers in California, Florida, Maryland, and New York
Subjects: Patients less than 18 years who underwent BCD(316) or ESS(2346), as identified by CPT codes from the State Ambulatory Surgery Databases 2011. Read More