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Table 2 Transfer diagnosis

From: Quality of interhospital transport of critically ill patients: a prospective audit

Reason for transfer %
Respiratory problems 32
Multiple organ failure 25
Sepsis 10
Cardiac 8
(Neuro)surgical problems 8
Gastrointestinal bleeding 4
Intoxication 4
Other diagnosis 9
  1. 'Other diagnoses' include end-stage liver failure (n = 1), HELLP (haemolysis–elevated liver enzymes–low platelets) syndrome (n = 2), microangiopathic thrombotic syndrome (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/haemolytic uremic syndrome; n = 2), Wegener's granulomatosis (n = 2), and pulmonary embolism (n = 2).