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Table 2 Distribution of mortalities during the last three years in Dessie Referral Hospitals, 2010-2012

From: Retrospective analysis of mortalities in a tertiary care hospital in Northeast Ethiopia

Ward Year Total admissions Mortality (%)
Medical ward 2010 1, 417 190 (13.4)
2011 1, 734 201 (11.6)
2012 1, 753 186 (10.6)
Total 4, 904 577 (11.8)
Pediatrics ward 2010 3, 666 179 (4.9)
2011 3, 172 176 (5.6)
2012 2, 407 158 (6.6)
Total 9, 245 513 (5.6)
Surgical ward 2010 1, 571 97 (6.7)
2011 1, 351 78 (5.8)
2012 2, 561 94 (3.7)
Total 5, 483 269 (4.9)
Gynecology 2010 1, 123 5 (0.5)
2011 1, 208 8 (0.7)
2012 1, 027 8 (0.8)
Total 3, 358 21 (0.6)
Orthopedics 2010 456 8 (1.8)
2011 362 6 (1.7)
2012 378 8 (2.1)
Total 1, 196 22 (1.8)
Obstetrics 2010 772 15 (1.9)
2011 3, 129 47 (1.5)
2012 2, 951 17 (0.6)
Total 6, 852 79 (1.2)
Total   31, 038 1, 481 (4.8)