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Comment & Response
July 8, 2020

Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction After Antibiotic Therapy vs Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis

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  • 1Abigail Wexner Research Institute, Center for Surgical Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
JAMA Surg. Published online July 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2187

To the Editor Sippola et al1 report additional long-term follow-up results from the Antibiotic Therapy vs Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis (APPAC) trial, specifically focusing on patient quality of life and satisfaction. We commend the investigators for reporting these patient-centered outcomes and their emphasis on the importance of these outcomes on the shared decision-making process for the treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis.

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