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Table 3 Patient management statistics for Lyme disease coded patients in Hospital Episode Statistics (1998–2015)

From: Characteristics and patient pathways of Lyme disease patients: a retrospective analysis of hospital episode data in England and Wales (1998–2015)

  Admitted Patient Care (APC) Outpatients Accident and Emergency (A&E)
ICD-10 Codes
 Lyme disease 91.5% (n = 1891) 27.8% (n = 55) 100% (n = 16)
 Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans 8.0% (n = 166) 71.4% (n = 142) 0
 Lyme Arthritis 0.1% (n = 2) 0.5% (n = 1) 0
 Lyme and LA 0.3% (n = 7) 0 0
Number of Departments of Treatment Recorded 63 (2065 patients) 20 (198 Patients) N/A
Top 5 Departments of Treatment General medicine 28.9% Dermatology 70.7% N/A
Paediatrics 14.7% Rheumatology 5.6%
Neurology 10.8% Neurology 5.1%
Gynaecology 4.8% Infectious disease 4.0%
Infectious disease 4.5% General medicine 3.0%
Mean number of episodes per patient 1.72 episodes (range: 1–50) N/A N/A
Mean number of bed days with patients with one episode
(n = 1638, 79.3% of APC patients)
4.47 days (range: 0–137)
733 (35.5%) with one episode and no bed days.
258 (12.5%) with one episode and one bed day.
N/A N/A
Mean number of total bed days for patients with more than one episode (n = 427, 20.7% of APC patients) 11.2 days (range: 0–315) N/A N/A
Mean number of outpatient appointments (n = 308, 24 cancelled) N/A 1.5 (range: 1–25) NA
Mean time in A&E (minutes) N/A N/A 140 (32–237)