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Table 1 Probability data for VTs related post-operative complications

From: Economic evaluation of surgical insertion of ventilation tubes for the management of persistent bilateral otitis media with effusion in children

Complication Probability Distribution for PSA Source Comments
Ear discharge (otorrhoea) 0.262 Beta ~ (1439, 4052) Kay et al. [15] It is assumed that children who suffer from this complication will need a course of medication from a GP (General Practitioner) visit[7]
Formation of granulation tissue 0.042 Beta ~ (37, 850) Kay et al. [15] It is assumed that children who suffer from this complication will need no surgery, but will need a course of medication from a GP visit[7]
Perforation of tympanic membrane (1st insertion) 0.022 Beta ~ (178, 7929) Kay et al. [15] It is assumed that children who suffer from this complication will need a surgery[7]
Perforation of tympanic membrane (≥2 insertions) 0.166 Beta ~ (557, 2799) Kay et al. [15]