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Table 2 The distributions of catastrophic illnesses a in the studied subjects based on the official registered system in Taiwan

From: Comparisons of medical utilizations and categorical diagnoses of emergency visits between the elderly with catastrophic illness certificates and those without

(Category) Disease No.b
(1)Cancer 6,075
(2&3) Homological abnormality (coagulopathy, anemia) 15
Renal failure 9,61
(4) Generalized autoimmune diseases 617
(6) Chronic mental disorders 1,572
(7) Congenital metabolic disorders 4
(8) Major organs abnormality 56
(9) Massive burns 9
(10) Major organs transplantation 21
(11) Complicated nervous, musculoskeletal disorders 5
(12) Injury severity score more than 16 125
(13) Respiratory failure 277
(14) Un-corrected mal-nutrition status 5
(16) Myasthenia gravis 31
(18) Spinal cord injuries 73
(19) Occupational diseases 251
(20) Cerebro-vascular diseases (acute stage) 5
(21) Multiple sclerosis 1
(24) Leprosy 16
(25) Complicated liver cirrhosis 87
(27) Toxic effect of arsenic and its compounds 6
(29) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 5
  1. a: The other catastrophic illnesses not showed in this tables were: (5) persisted autoimmune disorders, (15) persisted complications due to decompression sickness or air embolism, (17) congenital immune deficiency, (22) congenital muscular dystrophy, (23) congenital anomalies integument, (26) co-morbidity due to premature birth, (28) motor neuron disease and (30) other rare diseases.
  2. b: total 10,217 cases.