Improvements in diverticulitis

In this large retrospective analysis of patients admitted with diverticulitis from 2002 to 2007, although the percent admitted in emergent status increased, the mortality for both elective and urgent cases significantly decreased (0.53% to 0.44% for elective, and 4.5% to 2.5% for urgent) (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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