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Table 7 Causes of fatal poisonings reported in the 2009–2011 period, stratified by the place of treatment

From: Poisonings in Poland reported to the Polish National Health Fund in the years 2009–2011

ICD-10 code Number of fatal cases (% of column)
RCCTs ICUs other departments all departments
T51.0 Ethanol 26 (8.3%) 79 (13.2%) 159 (20.7%) 264 (15.7%)
T45.5 Anticoagulants 0 (0%) 14 (2.3%) 134 (17.5%) 148 (8.8%)
T52.3 Glycols 56 (17.8%) 23 (3.8%) 32 (4.2%) 111 (6.6%)
T51.1 Methanol 34 (10.8%) 43 (7.2%) 23 (3.0%) 100 (6%)
T51.9 Alcohol, unspecified 5 (1.6%) 21 (3.5%) 69 (9%) 95 (5.7%)
T51 Alcohol, partially coded 1 (0.3%) 50 (8.3%) 37 (4.8%) 88 (5.2%)
T58 Carbon monoxide 18 (5,7%) 17 (2.8%) 22 (2.9%) 57 (3.4%)
T42.4 Benzodiazepines 16 (5.1%) 15 (2.5%) 25 (3.3%) 56 (3.3%)
T43.0 Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants 12 (3.8%) 11 (1.8%) 9 (1.2%) 32 (1.9%)
T42.6 + T42.7 Other and unspecified antiepileptic and sedative-hypnotic drugs 6 (1.9%) 9 (1.5%) 16 (2.1%) 31 (1.8%)
T40.4 + T40.6 + T40.9 Other and unspecified narcotics and psychodysleptics (includes new psychoactive substancesa) 9 (2.9%) 17 (2.8%) 5 (0.7%) 31 (1.8%)
T43.3 Phenothiazine antipsychotics and neuroleptics 2 (0.6%) 20 (3.3%) 7 (0.9%) 29 (1.7%)
T51.8 Other alcohols 17 (5.4%) 13 (2.2%) 11 (1.4%) 28 (1.7%)
T47.5 Anticoagulant antagonists, vitamin K and other coagulants 0 (0%) 5 (0.8%) 23 (3.0%) 28 (1.7%)
T46.1 Calcium channel blockers 12 (3.8%) 7 (1.2%) 6 (0.8%) 25 (1.5%)
T60.0 + T60.3 + T60.9 Pesticides 14 (4.5%) 10 (1.7%) 0 (0%) 24 (1.4%)
T38.3 Insulin and oral hypoglycemic (antidiabetic) drugs 4 (1.3%) 10 (1.7%) 7 (0.9%) 21 (1.3%)
T62.0 Mushroom ingestion 10 (3.2%) 7 (1.2%) 2 (0.3%) 19 (1.1%)
T43.8 Other psychotropic drugs 1 (0.3%) 10 (1.7%) 5 (0,7%) 16 (1.0%)
T39.1 4-Aminophenol derivatives (includes acetaminophena) 7 (2.5%) 5 (0.8%) 3 (0.4%) 15 (0.9%)
T43.5 Other and unspecified antipsychotics and neuroleptics 1 (0.3%) 6 (1.0%) 8 (1.0%) 15 (0.9%)
T42.1 Iminostilbenes (includes carbamazepinea) 8 (2.5%) 5 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 13 (0.8%)
T45.1 Antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (1.7%) 13
T43.2 Other and unspecified antidepressants 3 (1.0%) 5 (0.8%) 3 (0.4%) 11 (0.7%)
T46.9 Other and unspecified agents primarily affecting the cardiovascular system 1 (0.3%) 5 (0.8%) 5 (0.7%) 11 (0.7%)
T44.7 Beta-adrenoreceptor antagonists 1 (0,3%) 5 (0.8%) 4 (0.5%) 10 (0.6%)
Other 50 (15.9%) 187 (31.2%) 139 (18.1%) 389 (23.2%)
All fatal cases (T36-T65) 314 (100%) 599 (100%) 767 (100%) 1680 (100%)
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