ICES | Emergency Department Services in Ontario 1993 - 2000 - page 18

The most common reasons to
visit an ED are trauma, signs/
symptoms and respiratory
diseases.
These are also the top three
diagnoses in American EDs.
Exhibit Highlights
Exhibit 8: Emergency Department Discharge Diagnoses, Ontario and US
Data Sources: Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), USA – National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1999 Emergency Department Summary
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Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Emergency Department Services in Ontario
Diagnosis
Ontario
2000
USA
1999
Infectious diseases
4.7
2.8
Cancer/neoplasms
0.6
0.3
Endocrine disorders
0.9
1.8
Psychiatric/social problems
2.9
2.9
Central nervous system & special senses
8.0
5.8
Cardiovascular diseases
3.5
4.4
Respiratory diseases
Gastrointestinal disorders
Genitourinary disorders
Skin/subcutaneous disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders
Other medical (hematologic, obstetric, congenital)
Trauma
Poisonings
15.5
3.0
3.5
5.0
3.0
1.3
25.4
1.4
12.9
5.9
4.3
2.8
5.5
1.7
27.8
0.9
Burns
Signs/symptoms
1
Supplemental Class
0.6
20.6
0.1
0.6
16.2
3.8
1
Refers to cases where a specific diagnosis was not made, (eg. weakness, dizziness, chest pain)
Percentage of all ED visits
1...,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,...54
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