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Table 3 Meta-regression analysis performed using model weighted by the inverse of the variance

From: Performance of the quick Sequential (sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment score as a prognostic tool in infected patients outside the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Covariates Coefficient SE RDOR (95% CI)a P valueb
Study location 0.04 0.15 1.04 (0.75–1.44) 0.79
Overall mortality ≥ 10% −0.34 0.14 0.71 (0.53–0.96) 0.03
Timing of qSOFA score measurement −0.53 0.159 0.59 (0.43–0.81) <0.01
Disease severity −0.44 0.26 0.64 (0.37–1.12) 0.11
  1. qSOFA Quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment
  2. aThe RDOR means the diagnostic OR (DOR) for studies that lacked a particular methodological feature divided by the DOR for studies without the flaw
  3. bP values from random effects meta-regression using restricted maximum likelihood