Top 20 Illnesses in the Philippines 1st Half 2011

The following are the top 20 illnesses or causes of hospitalizations in the Philippines in the first six months of 2011 (January to June 2011), based on the number of hospitalization insurance claims paid by Philhealth.

Compared to the first-quarter ranking, Pneumonia and Chronic Renal Failure were still the top two medical conditions or illnesses in the first and second quarters of 2011.

Rankings increased for:
Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis
Single delivery by caesarean section

Rankings dropped for:
Dengue fever (classic dengue)
Single normal spontaneous delivery of child
Viral Infections
Gastritis and duodenitis

Rank     Illness Claims
1 Pneumonia 174,500
2 Chronic renal failure 161,174
3 Diarrhea and gastroenteritis 127,409
4 Single normal spontaneous delivery of child    105,922
5 Liveborn infant care 71,939
6 Other disorders of urinary system 65,891
7 Dengue haemorrhagic fever 47,204
8 Primary hypertension 46,096
9 Acute upper respiratory infections 36,150
10 Senile cataract 33,474
11 Dengue fever (classic dengue) 33,000
12 Asthma 32,677
13 Chronic nephritic syndrome 32,164
14 Gastritis and duodenitis 31,334
15 Amoebiasis 27,246
16 Malignant neoplasm of breast 27,185
17 Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers 21,817
18 Acute bronchitis 20,318
19 Single delivery by caesarean section 19,320
20 Viral infections 17,507

Note:  The following are not illnesses, but medical or health-related conditions/processes:

Single normal spontaneous delivery of child
Single delivery by Caesarean Section
Liveborn infant care

The top 20 illnesses above represent 57 percent of all claims paid by Philhealth in the first six months of 2011.

TOP 20 ILLNESSES in the Philippines Jan to March 2011
TOP 20 ILLNESSES in the Philippines in 2010

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