Basic Summary for Bowel Obstruction


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Main name of condition: Bowel Obstruction


What is Bowel Obstruction?
  Brief description of Bowel Obstruction: Blockage in the bowel of the digestive tract.
  Parent types of Bowel Obstruction: Digestive Diseases
  Organs Affected by Bowel Obstruction: bowel, digestive
  Types of Bowel Obstruction: Intussusception
How serious is Bowel Obstruction?
  Complications of Bowel Obstruction: see complications of Bowel Obstruction
What causes Bowel Obstruction?
  Causes of Bowel Obstruction: see causes of Bowel Obstruction
What are the symptoms of Bowel Obstruction?
  Symptoms of Bowel Obstruction: see symptoms of Bowel Obstruction
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Bowel Obstruction: see treatments for Bowel Obstruction
Society issues for Bowel Obstruction
  Hospitalization statistics for Bowel Obstruction: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bowel Obstruction:
  • 0.198% (25,280) of hospital consultant episodes were for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.39% (206,590) of hospital bed days were for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • Hospitalisations for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia at public hospitals occurred in 6.5 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 6.7 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

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