Table 7

Primary diagnoses in unscheduled medical admissions

Housed (n=6572)Homeless (n=459)
1Acute exacerbation of COPD/asthma
397 (6.0%)
Pneumonia/bronchitis
54 (11.8%)
2Pneumonia/bronchitis
393 (6.0%)
Seizures
39 (8.5%)
3Syncope and collapse
268 (4.1%)
Syncope and collapse
26 (5.7%)
4UTI/pyelonephritis
265 (4.0%)
Acute exacerbation of COPD/asthma
24 (5.3%)
5Congestive heart failure
196 (3.0%)
Abscess
23 (5.0%)
6Cellulitis
152 (2.3%)
Cellulitis
22 (4.8%)
7Headache
149 (2.3%)
VTE
16 (3.5%)
8Atrial fibrillation
134 (2.0%)
Haematemesis
15 (3.27%)
9Seizures
133 (2.0%)
Hepatic failure
10 (2.18%)
10Chest pain
115 (1.7%)
Alcohol withdrawal
10 (2.18%)
  • COPD,¬†¬†chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; UTI, urinary tract infection; VTE, venous thromboembolism.