Table 4

AUROC data for ICU admission and mortality for qSOFA, news and MEWS

OutcomeAuthor, year, referenceqSOFA
AUROC
(95% CI)
NEWS
AUROC
(95% CI)
Mews
AUROC (95% CI)
Measured mortality
ICU admissionGoulden et al, 201820 0.59
(0.52 to 0.67)
0.64
(0.57 to 0.71)
Churpek et al, 201721 0.62*
(0.60 to 0.63)
0.72*
(0.70 to 0.73)
0.68*
(0.66 to 0.70)
Samsudin et al, 201824 0.63†
(0.541 to 0.715)
0.70†
(0.622 to 0.784)
0.61
(0.517 to 0.699)
de Groot et al, 201725 0.72‡
(0.68 to 0.75)
0.75‡
(0.72 to 0.79)
0.71‡
(0.68 to 0.75)
Redfern et al, 201826 0.675§
(0.668 to 0.681)
0.791§
(0.785 to 0.796)
Martino et al, 201829 0.61
(0.5 to 0.73)
0.66
(0.54 to 0.78)
Mortality










Goulden et al, 201820 0.62
(0.59 to 0.66)
0.65
(0.61 to 0.68)
In-hospital mortality
Churpek et al, 201721 0.71¶
(0.68 to 0.72)
0.80¶
(0.78 to 0.82)
0.75¶
(0.73 to 0.76)
In-hospital mortality
Usman et al, 201822 0.79
(NG)
(0.87)
0.88
(NG)
(0.95)
In-hospital mortality
(sepsis-related mortality)
Szakmany et al, 201823 0.57
(0.49 to 0.64)
0.59
(0.51 to 0.66)
30-day all-cause mortality
Samsudin et al, 201824 0.65
(0.557 to 0.741)
0.70
(0.615 to 0.788)
0.56
(0.462 to 0.659)
30-day in-hospital mortality
de Groot et al, 201725 0.68
(0.63 to 0.72)
0.67
(0.62 to 0.72)
0.63
(0.58 to 0.67)
In-hospital mortality
Redfern et al, 201826 0.675
(0.668 to 0.682)
0.79
(0.784 to 0.796)
In-hospital mortality
Redondo-González et al, 201827 0.67
(0.58 to 0.76)
0.73
(0.65 to 0.81)
In-hospital mortality
Innocenti et al, 201728 0.625
(0.579 to 0.671)
0.662
(0.618 to 0.705)
28-day mortality
Martino et al, 201829 0.75
(0.67 to 0.84)
0.74
(0.66 to 0.83)
In-hospital mortality
Liu and Hu, 201830 0.657
(0.617 to 0.695)
0.628
(0.587 to 0.667)
28-day mortality
Brink et al, 201932 0.697
(0.667 to 0.726)
0.779
(0.755 to 0.804)
30-day mortality
  • *Composite outcome of mortality and ICU admission. Taken ED only data from paper for this.

  • †Composite outcome of in-hospital mortality, ICU admission and intubation within 30 days of ED admission.

  • ‡This paper included both ICU/MCU admission together.

  • §Taken ED data only, ICU admission OR in-hospital mortality.

  • ¶Taken ED data only.

  • AUROC, Area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve; ED, emergency department; ICU, intensive care unit; MCU, medium care unit; MEWS, Modified Early Warning Score; NEWS, National Early Warning Score; NG, not given; qSOFA, Quick Sequential(Sepsis-related)Organ Failure Assessment.