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Table 5 Performance of the basic life support termination-of-resuscitation rule for predicting one-month death a

From: Termination-of-resuscitation rule for emergency department physicians treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: an observational cohort study

  BLS TOR rule
Validation group Fulfilled 3/3 criteria Did not fulfill criteria
(N= 105,030) (n= 85,728, 81.6%) (n= 19,302, 18.4%)
Death, n 84,723 15,752
Survival, n 1,005 3,550
Sensitivity (95% CI) 0.843 (0.841 to 0.846)
Specificity (95% CI) 0.779 (0.767 to 0.791)
PPV (95% CI) 0.988 (0.988 to 0.989)
NPV (95% CI) 0.184 (0.179 to 0.189)
Area under the ROC curve (95% CI) 0.811 (0.809 to 0.813)
  1. aBLS, basic life support; CI, confidence interval; NPV, negative predictive value; PPV, positive predictive value; ROC, receiver operating characteristic; TOR, termination of resuscitation.