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Table 3 Distribution of prehospital pathways for all admissions (except birth related conditions), and by discharge diagnosis (ICD-10 codes) for the 20 most common diagnosis after somatic hospital stays in Norway 2014

From: Correction to: General practitioners’ and out-of-hours doctors’ role as gatekeeper in emergency admissions to somatic hospitals in Norway: registry-based observational study

  General practitioner Out-of-hours doctor Outpatient clinic or PSPCa Direct admission Sum
N % N % N % N % N %
All admissions 137,766 28 177,567 36 10,304 2 172,208 35 497,845 100
Diagnosis (ICD-10)
 Pneumonia (J15 + J18) 6499 32 7918 39 109 1 5962 29 20,488 100
 Pain in throat and chest (R07) 4710 29 7613 47 74 0 3923 24 16,320 100
 Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10) 4930 32 7874 51 81 1 2633 17 15,518 100
 Atrial fibrillation and flutter (I48) 4423 37 3885 33 170 1 3395 29 11,873 100
 Acute myocardial infarction (I21) 2699 24 3814 34 92 1 4705 42 11,310 100
 Fracture of femur (S72) 1634 16 3417 34 192 2 4715 47 9958 100
 Chronic obstructive pumonary disease (J44) 2743 30 3461 38 45 0 2754 31 9003 100
 Intracranial injury (S06) 1178 14 3734 45 316 4 3021 37 8249 100
 Other dissorders of urinary system (N39) 2233 30 3158 42 49 1 2058 27 7498 100
 Cerebral infarction (I63) 1973 27 2313 31 45 1 3078 42 7409 100
 Heart failure (I50) 2935 40 2191 30 72 1 2194 30 7392 100
 Angina pectoris (I20) 2107 31 2253 33 113 2 2277 34 6750 100
 Complications of procedures (T81) 1257 22 1581 27 174 3 2808 48 5820 100
 Alcohol related disorders (F10) 641 11 3262 56 24 0 1852 32 5779 100
 Acute appendicitis (K35) 1827 32 3233 57 9 0 573 10 5642 100
 Syncope and collapse (R55) 1305 25 2240 42 45 1 1704 32 5294 100
 Choleolithiasis (K80) 1549 31 2488 50 22 0 943 19 5002 100
 Medical observation (Z03) 1567 32 1735 35 52 1 1560 32 4914 100
 Fracture of forearm (S52) 698 15 1992 42 317 7 1770 37 4777 100
 Fracture of lower leg, including ancle (S82) 630 13 1858 40 211 5 1983 42 4682 100
 Sum 47,538   70,020   2212   53,908   173,678 35 (of all)
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