A study released Monday shows hospitals vary greatly in just how they handle common tonsillectomy procedures. And kids fare differently depending on which hospital they go to. At the best hospitals, just three percent of kids came back for complications like bleeding. But at others, close to 13 percent did. It is the latest in a series of studies showing that Americans get vastly different care depending on where they live. Complications related to the procedure have been in the public eye with the case of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, who died after complications from a complex tonsil operation in December at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Calif. McMath had her tonsils out, along with her adenoids and parts of her upper throat to try and improve serious sleep apnea.
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