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Table 2 Diagnosis after evaluation of patients at home by SOS doctors in Attica, Greece.

From: An analysis of patient house calls in the area of Attica, Greece

DISEASES/DISORDERS * N of house-calls % of all house-calls
Infections 32,975 33.6%
   Upper respiratory tract infections 13,375 13.7%
   Gastroenteritis 5,921 6.0%
   Lower respiratory tract infections 4,563 4.7%
   Pharyngitis/Amygdalitis 4,389 4.5%
   Urinary tract infections 1,880 1.9%
   Otitis media 969 1.0%
Cardiovascular 9,182 9.4%
   Hypertension 3,007 3.1%
   Ischemic heart disease 1,979 2.0%
   Hypotension/Fainting/Syncope 1,006 1.0%
   Atrial fibrillation 1,000 1.0%
   Other arrhythmias 1,116 1.1%
Muscoskeletal 8,361 8.5%
   Low back pain/Sciatica 2,633 2.7%
   Muscoskeletal pain 1,792 1.8%
   Fractures 751 0.8%
Gastrointestinal 5,557 5.7%
   Gastritis/Dyspepsia 1,692 1.7%
   Abdominal pain 1,108 1.1%
   Constipation 506 0.5%
E.N.T. 3,882 4.0%
   Positional vertigo 2,610 2.7%
Psychiatric 3,537 3.6%
   Anxiety disorder/Panic attack 1,859 1.9%
   Depression 665 0.7%
Neurological 3,162 3.2%
   Migraine 934 1.0%
   Stroke 709 0.7%
Genito-urinary tract 1,802 1.8%
   Renal colic 1,170 1.2%
Respiratory tract 1,707 1.7%
   Dyspnea 600 0.6%
   COPD** 582 0.6%
Skin diseases 1,509 1.5%
Endocrine/Metabolic, Acid-base disturbances 758 0.8%
Hepatobiliary 566 0.6%
Allergic 509 0.5%
Burns-Intoxications-Bites 494 0.5%
Cancer 381 0.4%
Venous vascular 354 0.4%
Eye diseases 244 0.3%
Hematological 200 0.2%
Other diseases 1,232 1.3%
Adverse drug effects/Over-dosage 272 0.3%
Medical procedures 5,711 5.8%
   Placement of urinary catheters 2,789 2.9%
   Placement of rhino-gastric catheters 790 0.8%
   Bed-sore treatment 781 0.8%
Required further investigation 6,789 14.3%
Routine physical examination 1,239 1.3%
Follow up examination 957 1.0%
No specific diagnosis recorded 1,420 1.5%
Missing data 5,209 5.3%
TOTAL 98,009 100.0%
  1. *In subcategories disorders presented if encountered in >500 house-calls,
  2. **Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease