The Decline of Elective Colectomy Following Diverticulitis: A Population-Based Analysis.

BACKGROUND The indications for interval elective colectomy following diverticulitis are unclear; evidence lends increasing support for nonoperative management. OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the temporal trends in the use of elective colectomy following diverticulitis. DESIGN This is a population-based retrospective cohort study using… CONTINUE READING