Table 3

 Admission diagnosis, mortality diagnosis, and type of preventability in patients with preventable early mortality after emergency admission

Admission diagnosisMortality diagnosisType of preventability
AAA, abdominal aortic aneurysm; AMI, acute myocardial infarction; CHF, congestive heart failure; CNS, central nervous system; DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy; GNB, Gram negative bacilli; HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma; OVB, oesophageal varices bleeding; SAH, subarachnoid haemorrhage; SBP, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; UGI, upper gastrointestinal tract; VT, ventricular tachycardia.
Patient 1Acute gastroenteritisSeptic shockMisdiagnosis
Patient 2Necrotising fasciitisNecrotising fasciitisDelayed diagnosis
Patient 3AAA with ruptureAAA with ruptureDelayed diagnosis
Patient 4Pneumonia with septic shockAMI with cardiogenic shockMisdiagnosis
Patient 5Sudden collapsed, cause?AMI with cardiogenic shockDelayed diagnosis
Patient 6Stool impactionSeptic shockMisdiagnosis
Patient 7Perforated peptic ulcerPerforated peptic ulcerDelayed diagnosis
Patient 8Shock, cause?SBP with septic shockMisdiagnosis
Patient 9AMI with cardiogenic shockAAA with ruptureMisdiagnosis
Patient 10FeverGNB sepsisMisdiagnosis
Patient 11UrosepsisUrosepsis (pseudomonas)Inappropriate management
Patient 12UGI bleeding, Hepatic comaUGI bleeding, hepatic comaInappropriate management
Patient 13SBPSBP with septic shockInappropriate management
Patient 14UGI bleeding, suspect OVBUGI bleeding, suspect OVBInappropriate management
Patient 15IleusSeptic shockInappropriate management
Patient 16HypotensionSeptic shockInappropriate management
Patient 17AnaemiaSeptic shock (E. coli)Misdiagnosis
Patient 18AsthmaStatus asthmaticusInappropriate management
Patient 19Septic shockGNB sepsis with DIC, SAHInappropriate management
Patient 20UGI bleedingAAA with ruptureInappropriate management
Patient 21HCCUGI bleedingInappropriate management
Patient 22CHFHyperkalaemia, VTDelayed diagnosis
Patient 23Acute myocarditisCardiogenic shockInappropriate management
Patient 24Pulmonary tuberculosisRespiratory failureInappropriate management
Patient 25Haemorrhagic shockHaemorrhagic shockInappropriate management
Patient 26Oesophageal obstructionRespiratory failureInappropriate management
Patient 27SepsisCNS infectionDelayed diagnosis
Patient 28SepsisLiver abscessDelayed diagnosis
Patient 29AMIAMIDelayed diagnosis
Patient 30SepsisSeptic shockInappropriate management
Patient 31HypertensionGNB sepsisInappropriate management
Patient 32Pericardial effusionPericardial effusionInappropriate management