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Table 5 Main diagnoses of the conditions

From: Volume-outcome relationship and minimum volume regulations in the German hospital sector – evidence from nationwide administrative hospital data for the years 2005–2007

Main diagnosis Share
Liver transplantation
 Diseases of liver 55.8%
 Malignant neoplasms of liver 16.9%
 Liver donor 4.4%
 Other main diagnosis 22.8%
Kidney transplantation
 Chronic kidney disease 93.2%
 Other main diagnosis 6.8%
Complex interventions at the oesophagus
 Malignant neoplasms of oesophagus or stomach 88.8%
 Other diseases of oesophagus or gastric ulcer 5.6%
 Other main diagnosis 5.5%
Complex interventions at the pancreas
 Malignant neoplasms of pancreas 50.5%
 Other disease of pancreas 22.6%
 Malignant neoplasm of stomach, small intestine, or colon 8.3%
 Other main diagnosis 18.6%
Stem cell transplantation
 Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms, myeloid or lymphoid leukaemia 60.7%
 Lymphoma 20.5%
 Malignant neoplasms of testis 4.5%
 Other main diagnosis 14.2%
  1. Note: No covariates for knee replacement included, 98% of the patients have the main diagnosis arthrosis of knee. No covariates for CABG included, 98% of the patients have the main diagnosis chronic ischaemic heart disease or angina pectoris