Table 1

Top 25 most common ‘Suspicion of Sepsis’ diagnoses in Oxford Academic Health Science Network region (2013–2014)

DiagnosisAdmissions (n)Deaths (n)Mortality (%)LOSReadmission (%)
1. N39.0—Urinary tract infection, site not specified70882854.09.06.4
2. J18.1—Lobar pneumonia, unspecified526599018.89.86.3
3. J22.X—Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection38081674.46.57.4
4. J18.9—Pneumonia, unspecified312648315.59.67.1
5. L03.1—Cellulitis of other parts of limb2983622.16.97.5
6. J44.0—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection28541846.47.211.3
7. A41.9—Sepsis, unspecified188228014.99.210.7
8. T81.4—Infection following a procedure, not elsewhere classified106730.35.97.7
9. J03.9—Acute tonsillitis, unspecified105500.01.25.7
10. K35.8—Acute appendicitis, other and unspecified99300.02.96.4
11. N12.X—Tubulo-interstitial nephritis, not specified as acute or chronic80910.13.53.5
12. K61.0—Anal abscess78100.01.25.6
13. J69.0—Pneumonitis due to food and vomit77626033.514.15.0
14. L02.4—Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb71000.02.55.6
15. L05.0—Pilonidal cyst with abscess53300.00.64.9
16. L02.2—Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of trunk52710.22.58.2
17. O23.4—Unspecified infection of urinary tract in pregnancy51800.01.31.0
18. K80.0—Calculus of gallbladder with acute cholecystitis51761.24.78.5
19. K37.X—Unspecified appendicitis50510.22.53.8
20. J18.0—Bronchopneumonia, unspecified43224256.010.55.8
21. J36.X—Peritonsillar abscess42900.01.32.8
22. N45.9—Orchitis, epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis without abscess41300.01.86.1
23. A41.5—Sepsis due to other Gram-negative organisms3604011.111.510.8
24. T84.5—Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal joint prosthesis34541.219.15.5
25. K81.9—Cholecystitis, unspecified33951.54.08.8
n=38 115 n=3014 m=6.9 m=6.0 m=6.5
  • LOS, length of stay.