Journal article

Elective colectomy after acute diverticulitis: an international comparison

MK-Y Hong, AR Skandarajah, MP Joy, IP Hayes

Colorectal Disease | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Routine elective colectomy after acute diverticulitis is not recommended, yet significant numbers are still being performed. Amidst global concern over the rising costs of surgery and the value of healthcare, acute diverticulitis is a disease that is amenable to optimization of strategies for operative intervention. We aim to compare rates of elective colectomy after acute diverticulitis in the USA, England and Australia. METHOD: Index unplanned admissions for acute diverticulitis were found from an international administrative dataset between 2008 and 2012 for hospitals in the USA, England and Australia. Recurrent unplanned admissions for acute diverticulitis and any subsequent electiv..

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