This cross-sectional study was carried out during the year 1990 at Shahid Bahonar hospital of Kerman. During this period 1350 patients were admitted, 53℅ of whom were below the age cases occurring between 3 to 7 pm. The highest rate of admission was in summer. The average stay at the hospital was 7.2 days and the mortality rate in these patients was 8.14℅ , twenty four of whom (22.2℅) expired a few minutes after admission. Out of the total number of admitted patient 106(7.8℅) had a surgical operation.