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Table 1 Most common diagnoses at ACST 2010

From: Distribution of emergency operations and trauma in a Swedish hospital: need for reorganisation of acute surgical care?

Diagnoses No. (%) of admissions Total No. of main operations including reoperations Total No.of endoscopies Percentage of patients in need of surgical or endoscopic procedures
Benign biliary disease 282 (12.0) 152 105 76.2
Trauma 254 (10.8) 29 0 11.4
Appendicitis 214 (9.1) 199 0 92.5
Abdominal pain 197 (8.3) 9 26 16.2
Colonic diverticulitis 166 (7.0) 19 70 39.2
Malignant or possibly malignant tumours 162 (6.8) 61 106 75.3
Acid related disease (oesophagitis, bleeding ulcer or perforation) 147 (6.2) 26 171 93.2
Small bowel obstruction 137 (5.8) 44 8 31.4
Postoperative complications (as cause of readmission) 104 (4.4) 29 35 59.6
Pancreatitis 97 (4.1) 18 24 39.2
Proctological disease 72 (3.0) 65 13 97.2
Abdominal hernia 57 (2.4) 44 0 78.9
Inflammatory bowel disease 36 (1.6) 12 10 63.8
Miscellaneous 361 (15.3) 105 139 47.6
Missing diagnoses 76 (3.2) 23 17 43.4
Total 2362 835 724 50.7