Table 6

Morbidity associated with readmission of the baby ≤28 days of age

ICD-10-AM GroupingPrivatePublicp Value
n=58 300n=179 003
CountPer centCountPer cent
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)1210.212170.12<0.001
Endocrine nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E89)300.05380.02<0.001
 Volume depletion (E86)180.03120.01<0.001
Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)330.06300.02<0.001
 Non-organic hypersomnia (F51.1)170.03190.010.002
Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)340.06380.02<0.001
 Disorders of the sleep wake schedule (G47.2)180.0390.01<0.001
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)190.03230.010.002
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)1550.273510.200.002
 Acute obstructive laryngitis (croup) (J05)60.01160.010.96
 Acute upper respiratory infection unspecified (J06)160.03520.030.96
 Pneumonia (J10–J18)60.01190.010.96
 Acute bronchiolitis (J21)700.121750.100.17
 Unspecified acute lower respiratory tract infection (J22)30.01120.01*
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)530.09920.050.001
 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (K21)260.04370.020.003
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96)4740.8110110.56<0.001
 Cephalohaematoma due to birth trauma (P12.0)140.02130.010.002
 Total birth trauma to scalp (P12)300.05320.02<0.001
 Intrauterine hypoxia (P20)40.01250.01*
 Other neonatal hypoglycaemia (P70.4)140.02140.010.002
 Other transitory neonatal electrolyte and metabolic disturbances (P70.8)50.01210.010.527
 Fever of newborn (P81.9)50.01180.010.753
 Feeding problems of newborn (P92)400.071000.060.271
Neonatal jaundice (P58)1930.33900.05<0.001
Symptoms, signs and abnormal findings not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)1980.343400.19<0.001
 Fever (R50)190.03270.020.008
 Feeding difficulties and mismanagement (R63.3)250.04370.020.003
 Excessive crying (R68.1)830.141170.07<0.001
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)150.03940.050.009
 Burns (T20–T31)00.00300.02*
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)1920.336910.390.051
 Observation and evaluation in newborn (Z03)340.061020.060.907
 Prophylactic chemotherapy (antibiotics) (Z29.2)50.01490.030.009
 Routine and ritual circumcision (Z41.2)680.201190.13<0.001
 Attention to surgical dressings and sutures (Z48.0)00.00280.02*
 Socioeconomic circumstances (housing, distance, adoption, assumption of care) (Z76)220.041560.09<0.001
  • Bold typeface denotes where several similar codes have been combined; non-bold indicates results are for one code.

  • *Cell size too small to calculate χ2.

  • †As a percentage of male babies.