Comparison of the qSOFA and NEWS scores and the SIRS criteria in predicting outcomes in emergency department patients with and without infection: results from a prospective observational study

Objective. To compare the Quick Sequential (Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA), National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) scores value in predicting poor outcomes in emergency department patients with/without infection in Russia. Materials and Methods. This prospective observational study included data from 270 patients, of whom 132 (48.8%) patients had an infection and 138 (51.2%) did not have an infection. Comparison of areas under the ROC-curves (Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve) for the qSOFA, NEWS and SIRS scores in predicting the composite outcome (death and/or length of intensive care unit stay >1 day) was performed.