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 hyperoxia in sick infants*

Upper limit for SpO2 Sensitivity Specificity +LR* −LR*
*Positive/negative LRs (likelihood ratios) calculated from data in article.
94% 1.00 0.27 1.37 0
95% 1.00 0.40 1.67 0
96% 0.80 0.59 1.95 0.34
97% 0.42 0.92 5.25 0.63
98% 0.11 0.86 0.79 1.03
Individualised 0.75 0.64 2.08 0.39

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