Table 3

Dissection technique, haemostasis and rrPTH at baseline and follow-up

Participating hospitalsTromsøNamsosTrondheimMoldeGjøvikTønsbergHaugesundTotal participants
Baseline 2017
 Tonsillectomy cases (n)40552096538102133642
 Hot dissection (%)82.596.495.726.260.510056.478.3
 Cold dissection (%)17.53.64.373.839.5043.621.7
 Cold dissection and haemostasis (%)2.53.60.502.600.80.9
 rrPTH (%)11.118.815.216.025.017.921.717.8
Follow-up 2020
 Tonsillectomy cases (n)5689181118138212143937
 Hot dissection (%)87.565.210.52.535.50.515.421.5
 Cold dissection (%)12.534.889.597.564.599.584.678.5
 Cold dissection and cold haemostasis (%)3.610.137.01.11.423.618.917.0
 rrPTH (%)8.310.06.19.04.75.76.36.8
P value for change from hot to cold dissection0.84<0.01<0.01<0.01<0.01<0.01<0.01<0.01
P value for reduction in rrPTH levels0.550.280.0420.260.0820.026<0.01<0.01
  • rrPTH, readmission rate due to post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage.