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Table 3 Sensitivity and specificity of predicting deaths in critically ill patients with documented infections

From: Different patient case mix by applying the 2003 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS sepsis definitions instead of the 1992 ACCP/SCCM sepsis definitions in surgical patients: a retrospective observational study

Patients Predicted deaths/total deaths Sensitivity 95% CI
Positive in 1992 definitions 43/49 88% 75% – 95%
Positive in 2003 definitions 45/49 92% 80% – 98%
Positive in at least one definition 45/49 92% 80% – 98%
Positive in both definitions 43/49 88% 75% – 95%
Patients Predicted survivors/total survivors Specificity 95% CI
Negative in 1992 definitions 114/233 49% 42% – 56%
Negative in 2003 definitions 73/233 31% 25% – 38%
Negative in at least one definition 117/233 50% 44% – 57%
Negative in both definitions 70/233 30% 24% – 36%