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Table 2 Disease severity scores of patients <70 and ≥70 years of age

From: The most commonly used disease severity scores are inappropriate for risk stratification of older emergency department sepsis patients: an observational multi-centre study

  Total cohort <70 years ≥70 years
Disease severity scores
 MEDS, median (IQR) 5 (3–8) 5 (2–6) 8 (6–11)
 PIRO, median (IQR) 10 (5–14) 8 (4–12) 13 (9–16)
 qSOFA, median (IQR) 1 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 1 (0–1)
 Acute onset organ failurea, median (IQR) [1] [n (%)] 0 (0–1)
592 (26)
0 (0–0)
344 (23.0)
0 (0–1)
248 (31.7)
 MEWS, median (IQR) 5 (3–6) 4 (3–6) 5 (4–7)
 NEWS, median (IQR) 6 (4–9) 6 (3–8) 8 (5–10)
  1. a= According to Dellinger [22]. Missing values are shown in parentheses for every variable
  2. IQR interquartile range, qSOFA quick sepsis-related organ dysfunction assessment score, PIRO predisposition, infection, response, and organ dysfunction score, MEDS mortality in emergency department sepsis score, MEWS modified early warning score, NEWS national early warning score