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Table 2 Ranking of the first ten diagnoses for the ED visit, Lazio 2006

From: Primary paediatric care models and non-urgent Emergency Department utilization: an area-based cohort study

ICD9-CM codes Description N. %
462 Acute pharyngitis 4,322 10.0
787 Symptoms involving the digestive system 3,980 9.2
780 General symptoms 3,436 7.9
999 Complications of medical care not classified elsewhere 2,203 4.9
372 Disorders of conjunctiva 2,062 4.6
466 Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis 1,693 3.8
463 Acute tonsillitis 1,366 3.2
382 Suppurative and unspecified otitis media 1,197 2.8
708 Urticaria 1,192 2.7
381 Non-suppurative otitis media and Eustachian tube disorders 1,163 2.7
  Other diagnoses 20,733 47.8
Total   43,347 100.0