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Table 9 Number of patients in each disease cohort: admissions within 30 days of death

From: Weekend admissions may be associated with poorer recording of long-term comorbidities: a prospective study of emergency admissions using administrative data

Condition Number of patientsa
Admitted on weekday Admitted at weekend Total
Chronic pulmonary disease 12,041 4409 16,450
Diabetes 11,847 4273 16,120
Congestive heart failure 6420 2302 8722
Dementia 4542 1920 6462
Hemiplegia / paraplegia 925 361 1286
Metastatic cancer 1029 360 1389
  1. aPatients with at least two emergency admissions with the relevant condition recorded between 2009 and 2011 and a further admissions within 30 days of death in 2011–2013 where the relevant condition was not the primary diagnosis