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Table 3 Performance of initial SOFA score, qSOFA score, white blood cells, C-reactive protein and procalcitonin, in prediction of in-hospital mortality

From: Clinical characteristics, organ failure, inflammatory markers and prediction of mortality in patients with community acquired bloodstream infection

  SOFA
(n = 393)
qSOFA
(n = 393)
WBC
(n = 389)
CRP
(n = 341)
Procalcitonin
(n = 239)
AUC (95% CI) 0.795
(0.741–0.850)
0.658
(0.595–0.721)
0.642
(0.576–0.708)
0.561
(0.492–0.630)
0.703
(0.629–0.776)
Cut-off value ≥ 9 ≥ 3 ≤ 7.39 ≥ 210 ≥ 5.49
Sensitivity 53.6% 30.9% 77.9% 35.5% 69.7%
Specificity 94.7% 96.1% 49.5% 75.8% 63.2%
Positive predictive value 79.7% 75.6% 79.9% 35.5% 46.9%
Negative predictive value 84.0% 78.2% 46.6% 75.8% 81.8%
Positive likelihood ratio 10.1194 7.9521 1.5430 1.4667 1.8945
Negative likelihood ratio 0.4896 0.7189 0.4470 0.8511 0.4789
  1. SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, qSOFA quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, WBC white blood cell, CRP C-reactive protein