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Table 3 Performance of qSOFA for predicting ICU admission

From: The prognostic performance of qSOFA for community-acquired pneumonia

  Cut-off Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV OR 95%CI
       5% 95%
qSOFA ≥ 2 41.0% 88.5% 23.4% 94.6% 5.30 3.18 8.80
CURB-65 ≥ 2 83.1% 41.2% 10.9% 96.6% 3.44 1.89 6.72
PSI ≥ IV 85.5% 42.3% 11.3% 97.1% 4.33 2.29 8.90
  1. Abbreviations: CURB-65 Confusion, Urea, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure and Age; ICU intensive care unit; PSI Pneumonia Severity Index; qSOFA quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment; PPV positive predictive value; NPV negative predictive value; OR odds ratio