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Table 7 Performance of scores in the low risk patients

From: A comparison of predictors for mortality and bacteraemia in patients suspected of infection

Score Low risk (%) Bact. rate
μ ± sd (%)
Mortality
μ ± sd (%)
Cost per positive blood culture (€)
SF 33.0 1.67 ± 0.52 4.2 ± 0.8 1976
NEWS < 3 35.2 3.23 ± 1.20 2.8 ± 1.1 1023
SOFA < 1 29.0 2.42 ± 1.38 2.4 ± 1.4 1364
MEDS < 3 28.9 6.30 ± 1.27 2.5 ± 0.8 524
qSOFA < 1 59.3 6.22 ± 1.03 4.8 ± 0.9 531
SDR < 2 34.4 2.86 ± 0.85 6.5 ± 1.3 1158
SIRS < 2 44.9 5.45 ± 1.04 8.0 ± 1.2 605
Nonea 33.0 8.65 ± 1.15 10.5 ± 1.3 382
  1. The cut-off values were chosen to give a low risk group as close a possible to 33% of all patients
  2. aEquivalent of randomly selecting 33%