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Table 2 Hospital diagnoses (ICD-10 chapters) sorted by cumulative mortality of 290,468 patient contacts to the EDs of the North Denmark Regional Hospital and Aalborg University Hospital during 2014–2016

From: Diagnosis and mortality of emergency department patients in the North Denmark region

  Cumulative number of deaths day 1 1-day mortality percent (95% CI) Cumulative number of deaths day 30 30-day mortality Percent (95% CI)
ICD-10 Chapter N % N %
Symptoms and signs 174 0.37(0.32–0.43) 1845 3.95(3.78–4.13)
Respiratory diseases 261 1.65(1.46–1.86) 1335 8.44(8.02–8.88)
Circulatory diseases 463 2.82(2.58–3.08) 1234 7.51(7.12–7.92)
Other factors 235 0.56(0.49–0.63) 1198 2.84(2.69–3.00)
Injuries and poisoning 68 0.06(0.05–0.08) 958 0.86(0.81–0.92)
Digestive diseases 78 0.51(0.41–0.64) 524 3.44(3.16–3.74)
Endocrine diseases 31 0.59(0.41–0.83) 472 8.95(8.21–9.75)
Infections 110 1.55(1.29–1.87) 468 6.61(6.06–7.22)
Other chapters 19 0.09(0.06–0.14) 261 1.20(1.06–1.35)
Genitourinary diseases 14 0.25(0.15–0.41) 211 3.69(3.24–4.22)
Blood diseases 14 0.69(0.41–1.15) 142 6.95(5.93–8.14)
Neoplasms 14 1.61(0.95–2.70) 124 14.22(12.07–16.72)
Total 1481 0.51(0.48–0.54) 8772 3.02(2.96–3.08)