TABLE 6.

Most Common Observation Admission Diagnoses in Different, Geographically Separated OUs

Diagnosis RankSalt Lake CityNew Zealand19Hartford, CT20Australia21
1Gastroenteritis/dehydrationRespiratory InfectionAsthmaAsthma
2Orthopedic injuryAsthmaGastroenteritis/dehydrationIngestion
3AsthmaIngestionSeizureNonrespiratory infection
4Closed head injuryGastroenteritis/dehydrationClosed head injurySeizure
5Urgent transfusionSeizureIngestionRespiratory infection
  • Adapted from Wiley.16