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Table 4 The cause of death within 1 day and 30 days of an EMS encounter, sorted by ICD-10 chapters

From: Does the prehospital National Early Warning Score predict the short-term mortality of unselected emergency patients?

Chapters of ICD-10 Number of deaths Number of deaths
Day 1 (%)
Number of deaths
Days 2–30 (%)
I Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 4 (0.7) 1 (0.5) 3 (0.8)
II Neoplasms 93 (16.6) 12 (6.3) 81 (21.9)
III Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 3 (0.5) 2 (1.0) 1 (0.3)
IV Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 5 (0.9) 3 (1.6) 2 (0.5)
V Mental and behavioural disorders 17 (3.0) 5 (2.6) 12 (3.2)
VI Diseases of the nervous system 59 (10.5) 13 (6.8) 46 (12.4)
IX Diseases of the circulatory system 248 (44.2) 110 (57.6) 138 (37.3)
X Diseases of the respiratory system 31 (5.5) 3 (1.6) 28 (7.6)
XI Diseases of the digestive system 38 (6.8) 9 (4.7) 29 (7.8)
XIII Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 3 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.8)
XIV Diseases of the genitourinary system 4 (0.7) 1 (0.5) 3 (0.8)
XVIII Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 1 (0.2) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
XX External causes of morbidity and mortality 55 (9.8) 31 (16.2) 25 (6.5)
Total 561 (100.0) 191 (100.0) 370 (100.0)