TABLE 2

Primary diagnosis of readmissions within 3 months (for first readmission only)

Total readmissions397 (100.0)
Interstitial lung disease202 (50.9)
Pneumonia/lower respiratory tract infection38 (9.6)
Pneumothorax19 (4.8)
Specified post-procedural issue15 (3.8)
 Haemorrhage complicating a procedure2 (0.5)
 Infection following a procedure5 (1.3)
 Other complication of procedure8 (2.0)
Cardiac problem (e.g. myocardial infarction)16 (4.0)
Other respiratory symptoms (e.g. “cough”)10 (2.5)
Chest pain – not otherwise classified8 (2.0)
Other infection (e.g. urinary tract infections)7 (1.8)
Pulmonary embolism5 (1.3)
Pyothorax2 (0.5)
Pleural effusion/haemothorax4 (1.0)
Respiratory failure – other3 (0.8)
Other respiratory – likely unrelated (e.g. COPD)8 (2.0)
Other – unrelated60 (15.1)
  • Data are presented as n (%). COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.