The Comparison of Surgery and Medicine on the Impact of Diverticulitis (COSMID) trial is a randomized trial of elective colectomy vs. best medical management for patients with diverticulitis that limits their quality of life. The COSMID trial is a $9.7 million dollar project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that will recruit 500 participants across 30+ participating sites. The COSMID trial is looking at both patient-reported outcomes and clinical outcomes that matter to patients. The results are expected to establish an evidence-based approach to the care of millions of patients per year in the United States and help people impacted by this common condition make more informed treatment decisions. 

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