ICES | Emergency Department Services in Ontario 1993 - 2000 - page 19

Children are more likely to be
diagnosed with minor conditions
such as colds, ear infections
and other infectious diseases.
The elderly are more likely to be
diagnosed with more complex
conditions such as heart dis-
ease and chest pain. They are
also more likely to be given a
nonspecific diagnosis, which
may require further follow-up.
Male patients are more likely
than females to be seen in the
ED for traumatic injuries.
Adults aged 19 to 64 are more
likely than children or the
elderly to be diagnosed with a
psychiatric or social problem.
Exhibit Highlights
Exhibit 9: Emergency Department Diagnoses by Patient Age and Sex Group, 1993 to 2000
Data Source: Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
Emergency Department Services in Ontario
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