Table 1

 Summary of previous studies that have investigated the clinical relevance of routine measurement of salicylate concentrations in patients presenting to emergency departments

StudyCountryMethod of identification of patientsSensitivity (%)Negative predictive value (%)
N/A, insufficient data available in paper for analysis to be calculated.
This studyUKPositive salicylate concentrations8198
Sporer et al12USAPositive salicylate concentrations28N/A
Brett et al11USAConsecutive presenting overdose patients9398
Mahoney et al17USAConsecutive presenting overdose patients8899
Chan et al15Hong KongPositive salicylate concentrations9399
Chan et al16Hong KongPositive salicylate concentrations8698