70 years of age. Conclusions The results show that emergency medicine based on 816 000 Norwegians mainly consists of medical problems, where the majority of the patients have a non-life-threatening situation. More focus on the emergency system outside hospitals, including triage and dispatch, and how to best deal with "everyday" emergency problems is needed to secure knowledge based decisions for the future organization of the emergency system."/>
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Table 1 International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC)

From: The epidemiology of medical emergency contacts outside hospitals in Norway - a prospective population based study

ICPC Body system
A General and unspecified
B Blood, blood-forming organs, lymphatic, spleen
D Digestive
F Eye
H Ear
K Circulatory
L Musculoskeletal
N Neurological
P Psychological
R Respiratory
S Skin
T Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional
U Urology
W Pregnancy, childbearing, family planning
X Female genital system
Y Male genital system
Z Social problems