Table 2.

Reason for admissions by servicea

DiagnosisNephrology (Total n = 114)Internal Medicine (Total n = 105)
aData are categorized using diagnostic related group (DRG) codes. Results are given as n (%). There were no differences in admission diagnosis categories between the two services (P = 0.822). This P value is calculated by combining the following small categories: miscellaneous, neurologic or psychologic, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and hematologic. Column percentages do not add up to 100 because of rounding.
bMiscellaneous reasons for admission include operation procedures for injuries; skin ulcers; inborn errors of metabolism; and hernia, anal, or stomal procedures.
Cardiovascular or peripheral vascular36 (33)29 (28)
Kidney related/renal failure25 (22)19 (18)
Infections19 (17)21 (20)
Gastrointestinal9 (8)9 (9)
Neurologic or psychologic2 (2)5 (5)
Respiratory3 (3)2 (2)
Musculoskeletal4 (4)3 (3)
Diabetes mellitus5 (4)3 (3)
Hematologic1 (1)3 (3)
Miscellaneousb6 (5)6 (6)
Unknown4 (4)4 (4)