Hospital discharges by selected diagnoses

The reasons for day clinic and full inpatient hospital stays differ. The most frequent cause of inpatient stays (stays of at least one night) in acute hospitals in 2018 were diseases of the circulatory system. They were the primary discharge diagnosis in 12.5% of hospital stays, followed by injuries and poisoning (11.9% of stays), diseases of the musculoskeletal system and diseases of the digestive system (10.1% of stays each). 9.9% of inpatient hospital stays were related to cancer. Complications during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium accounted for 5.4% of all discharge diagnoses, psychological and behavioural disorders for 5.0%.

With regard to day stays in acute hospitals, more than one third of all patients had an eye disease as their main diagnosis (174,263 cases, of which about six tenths were cataract cases). Approximately one fifth of day hospital stays focused on the treatment of cancer (99,289 cases).

Results (overview): Inpatient stays in acute hospitals since 2009 by diagnosis (ICD-10 chapters)
Inpatient stays in acute hospitals 2018 by diagnosis (ICD-10 ISHMT)
Length of inpatient stays in acute hospitals 2018 by diagnosis (ICD-10 ISHMT)
Inpatient stays in acute hospitals 2018 by diagnosis (ICD-10 ISHMT), sex and age

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