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Table 1 Major admitting diagnoses in medical patients (n = 97)

From: Utility of routine chest radiographs in a medical–surgical intensive care unit: a quality assurance survey

Diagnosis n
Respiratory 45
   Pneumonia 13
   Acute respiratory distress syndrome 9
   Acute COPD exacerbation 8
   Alveolar hemorrhage 7
   Other* 8
Sepsis 12
Cardiovascular 15
   Congestive heart failure 6
   Myocardial infarction 5
   Cardiac arrest 2
   Other 2
Gastrointestinal 10
   Gastrointestinal bleeding 6
   Liver failure/cirrhosis 3
   Other 1
Drug overdose 7
Other 8
  1. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. * Pneumonitis, central alveolar hypoventilation, pulmonary embolus. Febrile neutropenia, myasthenic crisis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.