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Table 5 Reasons for hospitalisation, and diagnoses at hospital

From: Outpatient treatment of acute poisoning by substances of abuse: a prospective observational cohort study

  Reason given for hospitalisation by physician at the OAEOC  
Diagnosis at hospital Poisoning n (%) Injury n (%) Other somatic condition n (%) Psychiatric condition n (%) Unclarified condition n (%) Total n (%)
Poisoning 171 (83) 2 (20) 27 (34) 25 (45) 63 (56) 236 (60)a
Injury - 7 (70) 5 (6) - 3 (3) 14 (4)a
Infection 6 (3) - 13 (16) 1 (2) 5 (4) 21 (5)a
Other somatic 17 (8) 1 (10) 25 (31) 2 (4) 20 (18) 57 (15)a
Psychiatric 11 (5) - 2 (3) 14 (25) 5 (4) 27 (7)a
Substance abuse 11 (5) 1 (10) 10 (13) 12 (21) 14 (12) 41 (10)a
Did not present - - - 4 (7) 4 (4) 8 (2)a
Total 206 (100)a 10 (100)a 80 (100)a 56 (100)a 113 (100)a 391 (100)a
  1. OAEOC Oslo Accident and Emergency Outpatient Clinic
  2. aNumbers and percentages may add up to more than total (100) as some patients were hospitalised for several reasons and some received more than one diagnosis at the hospital