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Table 4 Emergency admissions by discharge ICD-10 diagnosis where contact with a) GP or b) out-of-hour (OOH) doctor, or c) direct admission is the dominating prehospital pathway

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

a) GP contact before admission (N = 137,766)
  Admissions with the discharge diagnose GP contact before admission
Diagnosis N %
Iron deficiency anaemia (D50) 1980 56
Other anaemias (D64) 1274 52
Haemorrhoids (K64) 655 48
Diverticular disease (K57) 3234 48
Abscess of anal and rectal regions (K61) 1214 47
Intervertebral disc disorders (M51) 2180 47
Localized swelling, head (R22) 523 46
Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis (I80) 1428 46
Gout (M10) 659 44
Mononucleosis (B27) 517 43
Other spondylopathies (M48) 735 43
Venous embolism and thrombosis (I82) 548 43
Excessive vomiting in pregnancy (O21) 1205 42
Malaise and fatigue (R53) 516 41
Ulcerative colitis (K51) 969 40
Heart failure (I50) 7392 40
Atherosclerosis (I70) 1097 39
Disturbances of skin sensation (R20) 745 39
Facial nerve disorders (G51) 516 39
Osteomyelitis (M86) 526 39
b) OOH doctor contact before admission (N = 177,567)
  Admissions with the discharge diagnose OOH contact before admission
Diagnosis N %
Foreign body in alimentary tract (T18) 690 60
Mental/psychoactive subst. disorders (F19) 1717 58
Effects of other external causes (T75) 732 58
Acute appendicitis (K35) 5642 57
Mental/alcohol disorders (F10) 5779 56
Mental/opioids disorders (F11) 757 54
Acute tonsillitis (J03) 1130 53
Haemorrhage, airways (R04) 1129 53
Acute pancreatitis (K85) 1995 52
Viral intestinal infections (A08) 1433 51
Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10) 15,518 51
Cholelithiasis (K80) 5002 50
Adverse effects (T78) 1419 50
Viral infection of unspecified site (B34) 1065 49
Gastroenteritis and colitis (A09) 3225 49
Paralytic ileus / intestinal obstruction (K56) 3356 48
Disorders of vestibular function (H81) 2017 48
Asthma (J45) 2100 48
Dorsalgia (M54) 3648 47
Calculus of kidney (N20) 3324 47
c) Direct admissions except the ICD-10 diagnosis groups pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (0XX), and factors influencing health status and contact with health services (ZXX) (N = 172,208)
  Admissions with the discharge diagnose Direct admission
Diagnosis N %
Agranulocytosis (D70) 749 66
Hydrocephalus (G91) 587 64
Cardiac arrest (I46) 539 57
Malignant neoplasms (C) 24,190 56
Orthopaedic complications (T84) 2001 54
Superficial injury of thorax (S20) 522 53
Intracerebral haemorrhage (I61) 1421 51
Mental/sedatives dissorders (F13) 658 49
Open wound of head (S01) 849 49
Multiple sclerosis (G35) 969 49
Complications of procedures ICA (T81) 5820 48
Epilepsy (G40) 3874 48
Fracture of femur (S72) 9958 47
Chronic ischaemic heart disease (I25) 2954 47
Aortic aneurysm and dissection (I71) 982 46
Fracture of skull and facial bones (S02) 1132 45
Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified (J90) 915 45
Nonrheumatic aortic valve disorders (I35) 1280 44
Convulsions, not elsewhere classified (R56) 1838 44
Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (J69) 836 44
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