Recommendation ID

What are the clinically and cost-effective surgical approaches to managing complicated acute diverticulitis, including timing of surgery (elective or emergency)?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why the committee did not make any recommendations
In the studies in the evidence reviewed people were offered an intervention based on demographic and clinical characteristics. This meant it was difficult to assess the true effect of interventions on patient outcomes. Therefore the committee decided not to make any practice recommendations.

The committee thought this was an area that needed further research and therefore developed a research recommendation.

Full details of the evidence and the committee's discussion are in evidence review J: timing of surgery for complicated acute diverticulitis.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Diverticular disease: diagnosis and management
Date issued
November 2019

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2019