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 / recommendation Performance measure (top decile or national standard)
Day case rate for adult patients receiving tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon 90%
Day case rate for child patients receiving tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon 70%
Emergency adult readmissions within 30 days following tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon  11.9%
Emergency child readmissions within 30 days following tonsillectomy under ENT surgeon 4.4%
Non-elective adult ENT admission with no procedure 39.8%
Virtual attendance rate for adult outpatients attendances TBC 
Virtual attendance rate for child outpatients attendances TBC
Percentage of RTT incomplete pathways >18 weeks TBC 
No. RTT incomplete pathways >52 weeks TBC
Head & neck cancer: % of urgents seen within 2 weeks 93%
Overall ENT BADS day case rate 92%