Table 1

Components of the NEWS2, qSOFA and CURB-65 scores

CURB-65NEWS2qSOFA
  • Confusion

  • Urea>7 mmol/L

  • Respiratory rate: 30 breaths/min

  • BP: systolic<90 or diastolic 60 mm Hg

  • Age 65 years

  • Respiratory rate

  • SpO2

  • Supplemental O2 use

  • Heart rate

  • Altered consciousness

  • Temperature

  • Altered mental status

  • Respiratory rate: 22 breaths/min

  • BP: systolic 100 mm Hg

  • CURB-65, Confusion, Urea, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure and Age Above or Below 65 Years; NEWS2, National Early Warning Score 2; qSOFA, Quick Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment.