Aug 10, 2016
This podcast highlights original research published in the August 2016 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation.
The objective of this study was to evaluate parental recall of surgical risks and benefits in pediatric otolaryngology and to assess for factors that may influence recall. The study found that parental recall of benefits and risks associated with common pediatric otolaryngology procedures was poor. This information is important because a low rate of recall may influence parents’ perspectives of the procedure and could alter their decision-making processes or expectations. Methods to improve parental recall should be further studied.