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Table 2 Associations between ICD-10 diagnoses and symptom codes for dispatching

From: Why do infants need out-of-hospital emergency medical services? A retrospective, population-based study

Symptom code for dispatch Related diagnosesa Nonspecific diagnosesb Other diagnosesc No ED contact
“Dyspnea” N = 472 180 (38.1%) 55 (11.7%) 47 (10.0%) 190 (40.3%)
“Seizure” N = 117 68 (58.1%) 8 (6.8%) 23 (19.7%) 18 (15.4%)
“Choking” N = 144 10 (6.9%) 10 (6.9%) 4 (2.8%) 120 (83.3%)
  1. % referring to the proportion of each code
  2. ED Emergency department, ICD International Classification of Diseases
  3. aICD-10 diagnoses related to the symptom. The full list of related diagnoses is shown in the Additional file 1
  4. b ICD-10 diagnoses not related to any medical symptom or diagnosis, including R68.1, Z00, Z01, Z02, and Z03. See Additional file 1
  5. cAll diagnoses other than a and b