Best practice library – Ear, nose and throat surgery

Key overarching resources

The resources below are relevant across most or all of the areas and metrics listed on this page.

Metric / recommendationPerformance measure (top decile or national standard)
Day case rate for adult patients receiving tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon90%
Day case rate for child patients receiving tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon70%
Emergency adult readmissions within 30 days following tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon 11.9%
Emergency child readmissions within 30 days following tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon4.4%
Non-elective adult ENT admission with no procedure39.8%
Virtual attendance rate for adult outpatients attendancesTBC 
Virtual attendance rate for child outpatients attendancesTBC
Percentage of RTT incomplete pathways >18 weeksTBC 
No. RTT incomplete pathways >52 weeksTBC
Head & neck cancer: % of urgents seen within 2 weeks93%
Overall ENT BADS day case rate92%