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Table 3 Common general internal medicine secondary diagnoses per subspecialty

From: Overspecialized and undertrained? Patient diversity encountered by medical students during their internal medicine clerkship at a university hospital

Secondary diagnosis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Atrial fibrillation (%) 17.16 --- 4.26 --- 5.95 3.85 6.02
Anaemia (%) 1.49 --- 2.13 --- 1.19 --- ---
Respirat. tract infection (%) 0.75 --- --- 5.26 --- --- 4.82
COPD (%) 8.21 9.68 2.13 2.63 11.90 --- 22.89
Diabetes (%) 11.94 --- 17.02 10.53 13.10 --- 12.05
Hypertension (%) 0.75 --- --- --- 2.38 3.85 ---
Hyperthyroidism (%) 1.49 --- --- --- 3.75 --- 3.61
Renal insufficiency (%) 9.70 --- 4.26 2.63 16.67 --- 6.02
Total (%) 22.5 9.0 18.7 16.0 24.3 7.7 28.7
  1. 1: cardiology, 2: endocrinology, 3: gastroenterology, 4: infectious diseases, 5: nephrology, 6: oncology/haematology, 7: pulmonology.