Monday, May 22, 2006

QuickStats: Most Common Diagnoses in Patients Transported by Ambulance to Emergency Departments, by Primary Diagnosis Group

From the CDC, via GruntDoc

During 2003, approximately 16 million ambulance transports were made to emergency departments (30 per minute); 37% of patients transported were admitted to hospitals.

Chest pain
Contusion with intact skin
Nonischemic heart disease
Sprains and strains of the neck and back
Syncope and collapse
Abdominal pain
Drug dependence and non-dependent abuse of drugs
Fractures, excluding lower limb


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