Table 1

 Systemic distribution of clinical problems in medicine and allied specialties

Diagnosis according to systemDiagnosisPatients seenPatients admittedPatients discharged
CardiovascularIschaemic chest pain570570None
Atypical chest pain29060230
Heart failure90873
Arrhythmia601050
Hypertension401030
Cardiac arrest8810none
RespiratoryAcute asthma18040140
COPD1355580
Pleuritic pain906030
NeurologicalMotor weakness355180175
Seizures632637
Vertigo, dizziness, syncope1051293
Headache18020160
Gastrointestinal and hepaticAcid peptic disease30010290
Upper GI bleed7575None
Gastroenteritis38424360
Hepatitis30228
Hepatic encephalopathy624814
DiabetesHypoglycaemia6260None
Ketoacidosis1212None
Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma2828None
InfectionsAcute febrile illness52044476
Gross sepsis (multi-organ failure)404040
Electrolyte imbalanceHyponatraemia13810632
Hypernatraemia101010
Hypokalaemia603030
Hyperkalaemia32284
MetabolicUraemia24204
Hypercalcaemia44None
Haematology/oncology27019080
Drug overdose1808172
Psychiatry18010170
MiscellaneousAnaphylaxis, stings, urticaria651055
Arthralgias30None30