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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: 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 = 122,126)
  Admissions with the discharge diagnose GP contact before admission
Diagnosis N %
Iron deficiency anaemia (D50) 1980 49
Haemorrhoids (K64) 655 46
Other anaemias (D64) 1274 45
Anal and rectal abscess (K61) 1214 44
Diverticular disease (K57) 3234 44
Intervertebral disc disorders (M51) 2156 44
Mononucleosis (B27) 517 42
Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis (I80) 1428 42
Localized swelling, head (R22) 523 41
Venous embolism and thrombosis (I82) 548 39
Excessive vomiting in pregnancy (O21) 1205 39
Gout (M10) 659 38
Malaise and fatigue (R53) 516 38
Other spondylopathies (M48) 735 37
Ulcerative colitis (K51) 969 37
Disturbances of skin sensation (R20) 745 36
Facial nerve disorders (G51) 516 36
Cutaneous abscess (L02) 1509 35
Heart failure (I50) 7392 35
Osteomyelitis (M86) 526 34
b) OOH doctor contact before admission (N = 152,800)
  Admissions with the discharge diagnose OOH contact before admission
Diagnosis N %
Acute appendicitis (K35) 5642 52
Foreign body in alimentary tract (T18) 690 52
Effects of other external causes (T75) 732 51
Mental/alcohol disorders (F10) 5779 49
Mental/psychoactive subst. Disorders (F19) 1717 49
Acute tonsillitis (J03) 1130 48
Acute pancreatitis (K85) 1995 46
Abdominal and pelvic pain (R10) 15,518 46
Haemorrhage, airways (R04) 1129 46
Mental/opioids disorders (F11) 757 46
Viral intestinal infections (A08) 1433 46
Adverse effects (T78) 1419 45
Viral infection of unspecified site (B34) 1065 44
Cholelithiasis (K80) 5002 44
Gatroenteritis and colitis (A09) 3225 44
Asthma (J45) 2100 43
Calculus of kidney (N20) 3324 43
Disorders of vestibular function (H81) 2017 43
Paralytic ileus/ intestinal obstruction (K56) 3356 42
Dorsalgia (M54) 3648 42
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 = 211,551)
  Admissions with the discharge diagnose Direct admission
Diagnosis N %
Agranulocytosis (D70) 749 72
Hydrocephalus (G91) 587 68
Malignant neoplasms (C) 24,190 63
Cardiac arrest (I46) 539 63
Orthopaedic complications (T84) 2001 62
Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (J69) 836 59
Intracerebral haemorrhage (I61) 1421 58
Fracture of femur (S72) 9958 58
Superficial injury of thorax (S20) 522 58
Mental/sedatives dissorders (F13) 658 58
Epilepsy (G40) 3874 57
Multiple sclerosis (G35) 969 55
Open wound of head (S01) 849 55
Respiratory failure, unspecified (J96) 2388 55
Complications of procedures ICA (T81) 5820 54
Chronic ischaemic heart disease (I25) 2954 54
Chronic kidney disease (N18) 2080 53
Sequelae of cerebrovascular disease (I69) 828 53
Parkinson’s disease (G20) 661 53
Aortic aneurysm and dissection (I71) 982 53