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Table 8 Reported performance of alternate screening tools

From: Derivation and internal validation of the screening to enhance prehospital identification of sepsis (SEPSIS) score in adults on arrival at the emergency department

Screening tool Sensitivity (95% CI) Specificity (95% CI) PPV (95% CI) NPV (95% CI)
PreSS
 Polito [56] 0.85 (NR) 0.47 (NR) 0.19 (NR) 0.96 (NR)
PreSep
 Bayer [57] 0.85 (0.77–0.92) 0.86 (0.82–0.90) 0.63 (NR) 0.95 (NR)
 Jouffrey [58] 0.92 (NR) 0.29 (NR) 0.41 (NR) 0.88 (NR)
Robson tool (severe sepsis)
 McClelland [24] 0.30 (0.12–0.47) 0.77 (0.60–0.95) NR NR
 Wallgren [27] 0.93 (NR) NR NR NR
Robson tool (sepsis)
 McClelland [24] 0.43 (0.28–0.58) 0.14 (0.0–0.40) NR NR
 Bayer [57] 0.95 (NR) 0.43 (NR) 0.32 (NR) 0.97 (NR)
 Wallgren [27] 0.75 (NR) NR NR NR
 Dorsett [59] 0.47 (0.31–0.62) 0.80 (0.71–0.87) NR NR
qSOFA
 Dorsett [59] 0.16 (0.07–0.31) 0.97 (0.92–0.99) NR NR
 Jouffroy [58] 0.62 (NR) 0.16 (NR) 0.29 (NR) 0.44 (NR)
 Tusgul (ICU admission) [60] 0.36 (0.27–0.47) NR NR NR
  1. CI confidence interval, NR not reported, ICU intensive care unit