Table 2

Patient samples per surgical specialty
Specialty Top 12 admission diagnoses Estimated diagnosis incidence Planned patient inclusion Realised patient inclusion
URO Diseases of the genitourinary system 406 (50.1%) 23 (47.8%) 11
SHORT Diseases of the digestive system 113 (14%) 7 (57.1%) 4
Neoplasms 301 (37.2%) 17 (82.4%) 14
Additional inclusions 4
Total 810 (100%) 47 (100%) (71.7%) 33 (19%)
VASC Diseases of the circulatory system 208 (55.8%) 12 (66.7%) 8
PLAST Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 24 (6.4%) 1 (100%) 1
Diseases of the genitourinary system 28 (7.5%) 2 (100%) 2
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 54 (14.5%) 3 (66.7%) 2
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services 59 (15.8) 4 (75%) 3
Additional inclusions 7
Total 373 (100%) 22 (100%) (100%) 23 (13.2%)
ABDO Neoplasms 204 (63%) 12 (125%) 15
Diseases of the digestive system 106 (32.7%) 6 (133.3%) 8
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services 14 (4.3%) 1 (200%) 2
Additional inclusions 2
Total 324 (100%) 19 (100%) (142.1%) 27 (15.5%)
ABDO Neoplasms 153 (58.8%) 10 (160%) 16
ORAL Diseases of the digestive system 83 (32%) 5 (300%) 15
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 24 (9.2%) 1 (300%) 3
Additional inclusions 4
Total 260 (100%) 16 (100%) (237.5%)38 (21.8%)
TRAUMA Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 311 (88.1%) 18 (66.7%) 12
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 42 (11.9%) 2 (150%) 3
Additional inclusions 9
Total 353 (100%) 20 (100%) (120%) 24 (13.8%)
ORTHO Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 124 (27.2%) 7 (57%) 4
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 286 (62.7%) 16 (113%) 18
Neoplasms 46 (10.1%) 3 (133.3%) 4
Additional inclusions 3
Total 456 (100%) 26 (100%) (111.5%) 29 (16.7%)
Overall total 150 (100%) (116%) 174 (100%)

van Oostveen et al.

van Oostveen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:42   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-42

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