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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: 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 122,126 25 152,800 31 11,110 2 211,551 43 497,587 100
Diagnosis (ICD-10)
 Pneumonia (J15 + J18) 5595 27 6557 32 3161 1 8198 40 20,488 100
 Pain in throat and chest (R07) 4332 27 6613 41 138 1 5287 32 16,320 100
 Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10) 4538 29 7163 46 88 1 3723 24 15,518 100
 Atrial fibrillation and flutter (I48) 3990 34 3314 28 94 1 4391 37 11,873 100
 Acute myocardial infarction (I21) 2386 21 3115 28 178 1 5694 50 11,310 100
 Fracture of femur (S72) 1240 12 2684 27 115 2 5821 58 9958 100
 Chronic obstructive pumonary disease (J44) 2350 26 2897 32 213 1 3705 41 9003 100
 Intracranial injury (S06) 1045 13 3276 40 51 4 3595 44 8249 100
 Other dissorders of urinary system (N39) 1899 25 2697 36 333 1 2842 38 7498 100
 Cerebral infarction (I63) 1687 23 1835 25 60 1 3831 52 7409 100
 Heart failure (I50) 2579 35 1874 25 56 1 2859 39 7392 100
 Angina pectoris (I20) 1915 28 1922 28 80 2 2794 41 6750 100
 Complications of procedures (T81) 1139 20 1338 23 119 3 3151 54 5820 100
 Alcohol related disorders (F10) 546 9 2838 49 192 0 2368 41 5779 100
 Acute appendicitis (K35) 1686 30 2958 52 27 0 987 17 5642 100
 Syncope and collapse (R55) 1177 22 1954 37 11 1 2108 40 5294 100
 Choleolithiasis (K80) 1424 28 2193 44 55 1 1355 27 5002 100
 Medical observation (Z03) 1383 28 1527 31 30 1 1945 40 4914 100
 Fracture of forearm (S52) 629 13 1799 38 59 7 2013 42 4777 100
 Fracture of lower leg, including ancle (S82) 562 12 1645 35 228 5 2247 48 4682 100
 Sum 42,102   60,199   2463   68,914   173,678 35 (of all)
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