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Table 2 Sepsis surveillance performance of different methods

From: A surveillance method to identify patients with sepsis from electronic health records in Hong Kong: a single centre retrospective study

  Our Method Angus [4] Martin [5]
Sensitivity 0.93 (95%CI 0.89–0.96) 0.12 (95%CI 0.08–0.17) 0.19 (95%CI 0.14–0.25)
Specificity 0.86 (95%CI 0.82–0.90) 0.99 (95%CI 0.97–1.00) 0.92 (95%CI 0.88–0.95)
PPV 0.85 (95% CI 0.81–0.88) 0.90 (95%CI 0.74–0.98) 0.66 (95%CI 0.55–0.78)
NPV 0.93 (95%CI 0.90–0.96) 0.57 (95%CI 0.53–0.62) 0.57 (95%CI 0.53–0.62)
PLR 6.68 (95%CI 4.94 to 9.02) 10.69 (95%CI 3.29 to 34.76) 2.32 (95%CI 1.43 to 3.76)
NLR 0.08 (95%CI 0.05 to 0.13) 0.89 (95%CI 0.85 to 0.94) 0.88 (95%CI 0.82 to 0.95)
AUC 0.90 (95% CI 0.87–0.92) 0.56 (95%CI 0.53–0.58) 0.56 (95%CI 0.52–0.59)
  1. AUC area under the curve, PLR positive likelihood ratio, PPV positive predictive value, NLR negative likelihood ratio, NPV negative predictive value
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