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Key Action Statement Profile: KAS 2

Aggregate evidence quality Grade B 
Benefits Relieves the major symptom of AOM. 
Risks, harms, cost Potential medication adverse effects. Variable efficacy of some modes of treatment. 
Benefits-harms assessment Preponderance of benefit. 
Value judgments Treating pain is essential whether or not antibiotics are prescribed. 
Intentional vagueness Choice of analgesic is not specified. 
Role of patient preferences Parents may assist in the decision as to what means of pain relief they prefer. 
Exclusions Topical analgesics in the presence of a perforated TM. 
Strength Strong Recommendation 
Aggregate evidence quality Grade B 
Benefits Relieves the major symptom of AOM. 
Risks, harms, cost Potential medication adverse effects. Variable efficacy of some modes of treatment. 
Benefits-harms assessment Preponderance of benefit. 
Value judgments Treating pain is essential whether or not antibiotics are prescribed. 
Intentional vagueness Choice of analgesic is not specified. 
Role of patient preferences Parents may assist in the decision as to what means of pain relief they prefer. 
Exclusions Topical analgesics in the presence of a perforated TM. 
Strength Strong Recommendation 
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