Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit



NATTINA - The NAtional Trial of Tonsillectomy IN Adults: a clinical and cost effectiveness study

Study Stage: Closed
Sponsor: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Funder: NIHR HTA
Therapeutic area: Ear, Nose and Throat
Type of study: Surgical

Aim: To compare the effectiveness (as number of sore throat days) and efficiency of tonsillectomy versus nonsurgical management for recurrent acute tonsillitis over a 24 month period.

Primary Outcome: Total number of sore throat days over the 24 months following randomisation.

Population: Adult
Design: RCT (with internal pilot)
Setting: Secondary Care
Planned Sample Size: 72