Table 2

In-hospital mortality for emergency-sensitive conditions

YearDeficit periodResumption period
Proportion (n)OR (95% CI)P valueProportion (n)OR (95% CI)P value
Sepsis
201910.5% (229)10.1% (392)
202026.3% (303)3.05 (2.52 to 3.68)<0.0124.5% (505)2.90 (2.51 to 3.36)<0.01
Other disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid–base balance
20194.7% (18)5.1% (44)
20203.8% (13)0.80 (0.38 to 1.65)0.553.0% (26)0.57 (0.34 to 0.93)0.03
Heart failure
20195.6% (330)5.2% (447)
20206.9% (344)1.26 (1.08 to 1.47)<0.015.7% (496)1.11 (0.97 to 1.27)0.11
Pneumonia
20196.7% (183)6.4% (228)
20209.2% (186)1.42 (1.15 to 1.75)<0.016.1% (185)0.96 (0.78 to 1.17)0.67
Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
20193.1% (86)3.1% (121)
20204.5% (81)1.48 (1.09 to 2.02)0.013.3% (101)1.06 (0.81 to 1.39)0.66
Respiratory failure, not elsewhere classified
201928.8% (49)29.5% (75)
202044.2% (53)1.95 (1.20 to 3.20)<0.0135.4% (97)1.31 (0.91 to 1.89)0.15
Vascular disorders of intestine
201920.7% (57)22.2% (93)
202021.7% (60)1.06 (0.71 to 1.60)0.7716.2% (73)0.68 (0.48 to 0.95)0.02
Other diseases of digestive system
20195.1% (27)6.3% (56)
20208.6% (38)1.75 (1.06 to 2.95)0.036.8% (56)1.09 (0.74 to 1.60)0.67
  • Shown are conditions with significant changes in at least one period while the remaining diseases are summarised in online supplemental table S2.

  • Based on 183 803 cases (93.8%). We excluded cases with discharge due to hospital transfer or unspecified reason. Proportion of excluded cases was stable ranging between 5.9% and 6.5% per year and period.