Admissions: Top 10 Reasons for Being Admitted to Hospital

These are the statistics on the most common reasons for hospital admission in Singapore.

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Top 10 Reasons for Hospitalisation in Singapore


 201420152016
Total No. of Discharges ('000)  507.8 519.5 569.2 
% of Total Discharges   
1. Accident, poisoning and violence
[ICD10AM : S00-T98]
8.48.2 8.3 
2. Cancer
[ICD10AM : C00-C96]
6.06.0 5.9 
3. Pneumonia
[ICD10AM : J12-J18]
2.83.0 3.2 
4. Ischaemic heart diseases
[ICD10AM : I20-I25]
3.33.1 3.1 
5. Intestinal infectious diseases
[ICD10AM: A00-A09]
2.8 2.6 2.8 
6. Other heart diseases
[ICD10AM: I00-I09, I26-I52]
2.72.7 2.5 
7. Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
[ICD10AM : L00-L08]
1.92.0 2.1 
8. Acute upper respiratory infections 
[ICD10AM : J00-J06]
1.61.6 1.9 
9. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke)
[ICD10AM : I60-I69]
1.91.9 1.8 
10. Obstetric complications affecting foetus and newborn
[ICD10AM : P00-P03]
2.12.01.7 

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