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Evid Based Nurs 3:85 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.85
  • Assessment

Individualised limits for SpO2 were no better than fixed limits for detecting hypoxia or hyperoxia in sick infants

Test properties of Sp02 for detection of hypoxia in sick infants*

Lower limit for SpO2 Sensitivity Specificity +LR* −LR*
88% 0.33 0.77 1.43 0.87
89% 0.41 0.67 1.24 0.88
90% 0.55 0.65 1.57 0.69
91% 0.72 0.56 1.64 0.50
92% 0.80 0.49 1.57 0.41
93% 0.84 0.39 1.38 0.41
94% 0.89 0.33 1.33 0.33
Individualised 0.68 0.46 1.26 0.69

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