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Table 4 Diagnostic accuracy of termination of resuscitation rules for 1-month mortality

From: Applying the termination of resuscitation rules to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of both cardiac and non-cardiac etiologies: a prospective cohort study

Etiology of cardiac arrest Deaths Survival Sensitivity (95 % CI) Specificity (95 % CI) FPR (95 % CI) PPV (95 % CI) NPV (95 % CI)
BLS TOR rule
All types
  Met criteria 4165 28 0.820 0.918 8.2 % 0.993 0.255
  Did not meet criteria 917 314 (0.809–0.830) (0.884–0.945) (5.5–11.6 %) (0.990–0.996) (0.231–0.280)
Cardiac etiology
  Met criteria 2044 16 0.798 0.938 6.2 % 0.992 0.318
  Did not meet criteria 517 241 (0.782–0.814) (0.901–0.964) (3.6–9.9 %) (0.987–0.996) (0.285–0.352)
Noncardiac etiology
  Met criteria 2121 12 0.841 0.859 14.1 % 0.994 0.154
  Did not meet criteria 400 73 (0.826–0.855) (0.766–0.925) (7.5–23.4 %) (0.990–0.997) (0.123–0.190)
ALS TOR rule
All types
  Met criteria 1681 20 0.287 0.913 8.7 % 0.988 0.048
  Did not meet criteria 4170 210 (0.276–0.299) (0.869–0.946) (5.4–13.1 %) (0.982–0.993) (0.042–0.055)
Cardiac etiology
  Met criteria 947 9 0.299 0.941 5.9 % 0.991 0.061
  Did not meet criteria 2220 144 (0.283–0.315) (0.891–0.973) (2.7–10.9 %) (0.982–0.996) (0.052–0.071)
Noncardiac etiology
  Met criteria 734 11 0.273 0.857 14.3 % 0.985 0.033
  Did not meet criteria 1950 66 (0.257–0.291) (0.759–0.926) (7.4–24.1 %) (0.974–0.993) (0.025–0.042)
  1. ALS advanced life support, BLS basic life support, CI confidence interval, FPR false-positive rate, NPV negative predictive value, PPV positive predictive value, TOR termination of resuscitation