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Table 3 Comparison of Sepsis Scoring Systems against Positive Culturea for pregnant women (N = 75) 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

Characteristics Sepsis Scoring Systems for Maternity Care
% (95%CI)b
Maternity SIRS qSOFAc MEWS
Sensitivity 0.655 (0.643–0.668) 0 0.690 (0.678–0.702)
Specificity 0.391 (0.379–0.404) 0.957 (0.951–0.962) 0.304 (0.292–0.316)
PPV 0.404 (0.391–0.417) 0 0.385 (0.372–0.397)
NPV 0.643 (0.630–0.655) 0.603 (0.589–0.603) 0.609 (0.596–0.621)
AUROC 0.524 (0.388–0.659) 0.301 (0.045–0.558) 0.497 (0.354–0.639)
  1. a29 patients had a positive culture; b CI Confidence Interval; cOnly 2 patients had qSOFA score of 2 and both had negative cultures