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Table 1 Common diagnoses

From: Emergency room surgical workload in an inner city UK teaching hospital

Diagnosis N (%) M F Median age (IQR) Mean LOS (SEM) Median LOS (IQR)
Trauma 387 (27.9) 315 72 31 (23–44) 9 (0.8) 3 (1–9)
   Neuro trauma 133 (9.6) 105 28 34 (23–47) 8 (1.23) 2 (1–9)
   Thoracic trauma 45 (3.2) 40 5 36 (21–42) 10 (2.44) 3 (1–7)
   Abdominal trauma 30 (2.2) 25 5 29 (22–44) 6 (1.38) 4 (1–8)
   Orthopaedic trauma 123 (8.8) 98 25 30 (23–42) 8 (1) 3 (1–11)
   Vascular trauma 3 (0.2) 2 1 32 (30–70) 4 (1.45) 4 (2–7)
   Maxillo-facial trauma 21 (1.5) 18 3 24 (20–37) 3 (0.84) 2 (1–5)
   Poly trauma 27 (1.9) 24 3 30 (22–44) 27 (6.18) 10 (4–52)
   Others trauma 5 (0.4) 3 2 38 (29–39) 5 (2.53) 3 (0–10)
Vascular 110 (7.9) 81 29 71 (56–77) 18 (1.42) 14 (8–28)
   Abdominal aortic aneurysm 25 (1.8) 21 4 77 (64–82) 12 (2.21) 10 (6–17)
   Ischaemic foot 36 (2.6) 30 6 69 (55–75) 24 (2.27) 23 (12–30)
   Embolic episodes 12 (0.9) 6 6 61(49–73) 16 (4.47) 9 (7–19)
   Peripheral vascular diseases 25 (1.8) 17 8 75 (59–81) 16 (2.77) 15 (6–22)
   Others 12 (0.9) 7 5 64 (34–74) 13 (3.68) 12 (6–20)
General surgery 895 (64.2) 474 421 43 (29–62) 6 (0.28) 3 (2–7)
   Appendicitis 96 (6.9) 60 36 27 (22–36) 4 (0.43) 3 (2–5)
   Abscess 153 (11.0) 98 55 38 (29–47) 3 (0.45) 2 (1–3)
   Hernia 32 (2.3) 20 12 58 (37–67) 6 (1.73) 3 (1–5)
   GDU perforation 18 (1.3) 8 10 59 (41–72) 10 (1.6) 9 (6–12)
   Pancreatitis 55 (4.0) 30 25 50 (37–60) 9 (0.9) 4 (2–7)
   Adhesion 8 (0.6) 4 4 29 (25–45) 5 (1.19) 5 (2–8)
   Obstruction 26 (1.9) 16 10 67 (40–74) 11 (1.81) 7 (5–15)
   Gallbladder disease 67 (4.8) 24 43 42(29–70) 8 (1.1) 4 (2–9)
   Biliary tract disease 15 (1.1) 7 8 56 (41–63) 5 (0.87) 4 (2–6)
   NSAP 135 (9.7) 63 72 37 (27–55) 5 (0.71) 3 (1–5)
   Diverticular disease 24 (1.7) 7 17 54 (41–63) 5 (0.87) 4 (2–6)
   UGI bleeding 5 (0.4) 3 2 54 (46–59) 15 (7.11) 11 (4–13)
   LGI bleeding 24 (1.7) 14 10 64 (57–78) 5 (0.99) 3 (3–5)
   Malignacy 31 (2.2) 13 18 61 (50–69) 12 (2.52) 9 (3–16)
   Urology conditions 27 (1.9) 21 6 51 (31–67) 4 (1.57) 2 (1–5)
   Gyneacological conditions 23 (1.7) 0 23 31 (21–43) 4 (1.23) 3 (1–5)
   Medical conditions 73 (5.2) 36 37 51 (31–71) 10 (1.63) 5 (2–12)
   Others 50 (3.6) 31 19 50 (37–72) 7 (0.94) 5 (2–9)
   Post operative problems 24 (1.7) 16 8 50 (39–65) 7 (1.76) 3 (3–8)
   Miscellaneous 9 (0.6) 3 6 54 (38–59) 6 (1.49) 6 (2–9)
Overall 1392 870 522 41 (28–60) 8 (0.32) 4 (2–8)
  1. N: number. M: male. F: female. SEM: standard error of mean. IQR: interquatile range. GDU: gastroduodenal ulcer. NSAP: non-specific abdominal pain. UGI: upper intestinal. LGI: lower gastrointestinal.