Top Ten Conditions for Admissions to the Hospital Through the ED

From “Vital Signs” in ACEP News, based on estimates for 2003 from a nationwide database of inpatient stays, Agency for Healthcare Reseach and Quality:

Pneumonia, 935,000 admissions
Heart Failure, 807,000 admissions
Chest Pain, 702,400 admissions
Coronary Atherosclerosis, 521,000 admissions
Acute MI, 485,900 admissions
COPD, 445,200 admissions
Stroke, 436,100 admissions
Cardiac Dysrhythmia, 425,800 admissions
Complications of procedures, devices, implants or grafts, 412,700 admissions
Depression / Biploar Disorder, 387,500 admissions