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Table 2 Distribution of death rates per specialty.

From: Status and perspectives of hospital mortality in a public urban Hellenic hospital, based on a five-year review

Specialty Deaths, n % of deaths Discharged patients, (All years)
General medicine 2775 47,5 25975
Cardiology 1148 19,7 17697
General surgery 496 8,5 16413
Neurosurgery 384 6,6 8759
Chest physicians 218 3,7 4318
Nephrology 192 3,3 3494
Orthopedics 153 2,6 7368
Intensive care unit 120 2,1 514
Neurology 87 1,5 4438
Neonatology 80 1,4 1507
Urology 64 1,1 10141
Thoracic surgery 55 0,9 1841
Remaining specialties 51 0,9 47431
Unknown 13 0,2  
Total 5,836 100 149,896