Table 1

Primary diagnoses of patients admitted to the medical admissions unit where there was a statistically significant difference between the numbers of patients seen and not seen by a pharmacist.

Primary diagnoses classified by ICD-10 chapter headingPatients seen by pharmacist (n=3799)All patients admitted (n=7962)p value*
Values are no (%).
*Based on χ2 tests (1 degree of freedom).
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases101 (2.7)172 (2.2)0.003
Diseases of the nervous system153 (4.0)283 (3.6)0.029
Mental and behavioural disorders84 (2.2)151 (1.9)0.049
Diseases of the respiratory system702 (18.5)1305 (16.4)<0.001
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue51 (1.3)163 (2.0)<0.001
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue106 (2.8)410 (5.1)<0.001