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The diagnosis of diverticulitis in outpatients: On what evidence?

The diagnosis of diverticulitis in outpatients: On what evidence?

Investigators used electronic health record data to examine the clinical assessment generating the diagnostic label of diverticulitis in outpatients. They found that diverticulitis in the outpatient setting is often characterized by infrequent use of CT scans, lack of leukocytosis, and rare need for urgent surgery or early admission. Further study is needed as this diagnostic label seems to be commonly applied without objective evidence.

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