Table 3

Comparison of AUROC, sensitivity and specificity for the MLA applied to severe sepsis detection and SIRS criteria, MEWS, the SOFA score and the qSOFA score on patient physiological data collected during the study

MLASIRSMEWSSOFAqSOFA
AUROC0.952
(0.946 to 0.958)
0.6810.5240.7560.518
Sensitivity0.900
(0.870 to 0.930)
0.5900.3650.9100.288
Specificity0.900
(0.878 to 0.922)
0.7640.6670.1810.750
  • A 95% CI for the MLA is also included in parentheses.

  • AUROC,¬†area under the receiver operator characteristic curve; MEWS, Modified Early Warning Score; MLA, machine learning algorithm; SIRS, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome; qSOFA, quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.