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Table 4 Diagnoses with a consistent definition and >10% mortality rate in 1988 - 1989

From: Changes in hospital mortality for United States intensive care unit admissions from 1988 to 2012

NON-OPERATIVE DIAGNOSES (number = 14) POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSES (number = 8)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome Surgery for GI bleeding
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Surgery for GI obstruction
Pneumonia (viral) Surgery for GI perforation
Cardiac arrest Surgery for aortic dissection
Congestive heart failure Surgery for intracranial hemorrhage
Sepsis, non-urinary tract Surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage
Sepsis, urinary tract Surgery for multiple trauma, including the head
GI bleeding (varices) Surgery for GI cancer
GI Bleeding (upper, non-variceal)  
Intracerebral hemorrhage  
Stroke/Cerebrovascular accident  
Head trauma with either chest, pelvis,
or spine injury
 
Seizures  
Acute myocardial infarction  
  1. GI, gastrointestinal.