Validation of a 0 to 5 point risk assessment score to predict which elderly patients were at risk of falling in the hospital

ValidationScoreSensitivity (95% CI)Specificity (CI)+LR*−LR*
*+LR = likelihood ratio for falls if the test is positive; −LR = likelihood ratio if the test is negative. Both calculated from data in article.
Local≥293% (84% to 98%)88% (84% to 91%)7.60.08
Local≥369% (57% to 80%)96% (94% to 98%)18.60.3
Remote≥292% (84% to 97%)68% (63% to 73%)2.90.1
Remote≥354% (43% to 66%)88% (84% to 91%)4.40.5