The most frequent diagnoses in general hospitals

The graph below shows the number of stays (classic and day hospitalisation combined) for theThe graph below shows the number of stays (classic and day hospitalisation combined) for theten main groups of diagnoses according to the ICD-10-CM classification1 for all ages. It should beborne in mind that during the same year, a patient may stay in hospital several times for the sameor different reasons.

With this in mind, digestive tract diseases top the list within this group dental, gastric and intestinalproblems as the most common diagnoses. Stays related to chemotherapy and immunotherapyare in 2nd position. Diseases of the nervous system are in 3rd position with the most frequentdiagnoses being chronic pain, sleep disorders or epilepsy.

A higher number of women than men are treated for disorders of the osteoarticular system; thisgender ratio is reversed for diseases of the circulatory system.

[1] Chapters of ICD-10-BE, taking into account only chemo- and immunotherapy for chapter XXI (62%). The other stays from this Chapters were not included in the analysis.