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Table 2 Comparison chart of Sepsis Scoring Systems useful for maternity care for pregnant women diagnosed with probable sepsis in maternity wards of 3 hospitals of a health board in Scotland

From: Sepsis scoring systems and use of the Sepsis six care bundle in maternity hospitals

Parameters or Criteria used in Sepsis Scoring Systems Sepsis Scoring Systems Analysed in the Current Studya
SIRSa Maternity SIRS qSOFA MEWS
Temperature (°C) <  36 or > 38 <  36 or > 38 ≤ 36 or > 38
Heart rate (bpm) >  90 >  100 ≤ 50 or > 110
White cell count <  4 or > 12 × 109/L <  4 or > 16 × 109/L  
Respiratory rate (bpm) >  20 >  20 ≥ 22 <  9 or > 14
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) <  90 ≤ 100 ≤ 100 or > 199
Mental status Altered mental status Altered mental status Altered mental status
  1. aAll except SIRS were compared in the study. SIRS has been made a part of the table to show its differences with Maternity SIRS