Table 1

Numbers of admissions for 14 conditions rich in avoidable admissions between April 2008 and March 2011

ConditionICD10 codesNumbers (%)Admissions for each condition in over 75 year olds (%)
Non-specific chest painsR07.2, 7.3, 7.4731758 (22)21
Non-specific abdominal painsR10660438 (20)10
Acute mental crisisF00-F99340826 (10)15
COPDJ40-J44322747 (10)44
AnginaI20186394 (6)38
Minor head injuriesS00100178 (3)32
Urinary tract infectionsN39.0356814 (11)54
DVTI80–8274914 (2)29
Epileptic fitG40–G41111697 (3)13
CellulitisL03164499 (5)31
Pyrexial child aged under sixR5033562 (1)0
Blocked urinary catheterT83.020277 (<1)61
Hypoglycaemia/diabetic emergenciesE10.0, E11.0, E12.0, E13.0, E14.0, E15, E16.1, E16.240299 (1)43
Falls not elsewhere classifiedW00–W19 cause and diagnosis (based on DIAG_01) S00, S10, S20, S30, S40, S50, S60, S70, S80, S90, T00, R128992 (4)100
All potentially avoidable emergency admissions3273395 (100%)29
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; DVT, deep vein thrombosis.