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Table 2 Predicted hospital mortality, based on clinical factors in study vignettes

From: Results from the national sepsis practice survey: predictions about mortality and morbidity and recommendations for limitation of care orders

Vignette characteristics Predicted 'baseline' hospital mortality
BMI Age (years) Co-morbidities APACHE II Score Number of vignettes Median 5th percentile to 95th percentile range
Normal 50 None 25 285 37% 10% to 69%
Obese 50 None 25 133 42% 16% to 74%
Normal 50 Early-stage lung cancer 25 43 44% 21% to 72%
Normal 70 None 25 123 46% 15% to 74%
Obese 50 Early-stage lung cancer 25 42 49% 24% to 80%
Obese 70 None 25 130 50% 28% to 80%
Normal 70 Early-stage lung cancer 25 98 53.5% 20% to 84%
Obese 70 Early-stage lung cancer 25 287 55% 27% to 81%
All vignettes 1141 47% 17% to 78%
  1. Respondents were asked to provide estimates of hospital mortality (see Methods for details). The median and central 90% of responses are shown based on vignette characteristics.
  2. APACHE II = acute physiology, age and chronic health evaluation II; BMI = body mass index.