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Table 3 ICD-9-CM classification of the reasons for medical healthcare resource use

From: Medical healthcare use in Parkinson's disease: survey in a cohort of ambulatory patients in Italy

  Hospital admissions ER admissions Specialist visits GP visits Total %
factors influencing health status and contact with health services (V01–V83) rehabilitation (4) = rehabilitation (5); problems of eye (7), heart (3), diabetes (2), urogenital (2), skin (1); Rx of hip (1) general control (8); urinary cathether substitution (1) 34 19.3
symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799) chest pain (2); sleep disturbance (1); epistaxis (1); abdominal pain (1) abdominal pain (2); dyskinesia (1); epistaxis (1); dysphagia (1) abdominal pain (6); hallucination (1); headache (1) abdominal pain (2); hallucination (1); cough (1); nausea, vomiting (1); urinary incontinence (1) 24 13.7
injury (800–959) fracture of femur (1), femur plus humerus (1) injuries due to falls (11); fractures: ribs (2), wrist (1), upper limb (1), foot (1), unspecified (2); open wound (1) = fracture unspecified (1); open wound (1) 23 13.1
diseases of musculo-skeletal system and connective tissue (710–739) osteoarthrosis (1) pain in joint (1); lumbago (1) intervertebral discopathy (3); lumbago (3); pain in joint (2); osteoarthrosis (2); spondilosis (1); osteomyelitis (1) pain in joint (4); lumbago (2); rheumatism (1) 22 12.5
diseases of the circulatory system (390–459) acute hypotension (2); cerebral ischemia (1); aortic aneurysm (1) = hypertension (3); ischemic heart disease (2); atrial fibrillation (1); myocardial degeneration (1); aortic aneurysm (1); varicous veins (1) hypotension (2); hypertenson (1) 16 9.1
diseases of the nervous system and sense organs (320–389) cataract (3) hearing loss (1) tinnitus (1); presbyopia (1); cataract (1); hearing loss (2); glaucoma (1); impacted cerumen (1) conjunctivitis (2); vertiginous syndrome (1) 14 7.9
diseases of the digestive system (520–527) abdominal hernia (2); gastric ulcer (1); constipation (1); cholelithiasis (1) pulp disease (1); teeth extraction (1) avulsions of teeth (2); periodontal disease (1) constipation (2); intestinal obstruction (1); cholelithiasis (1) 14 7.9
diseases of respiratory system (460–519) pneumonia (1) pneumonia (1) asthma (1) influenza (5); acute laringytis (1) 9 5.1
other* 4 1 13 2 20 11.4
Total 29 31 74 42 176 100.0
  1. * = encompasses the following ICD-9-CM categories (which individually accounted for less than 5% of total medical healthcare resource use): neoplasms (140–239), n = 8, 4.5%; diseases of genitourinary system (580–629), 7, 4%; diseases of skin (680–709), 3, 1.7%; infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139), 1, 0.7%; mental diseases (290–319), 1, 0.7%.