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Table 4 The new prognostic scoring system named VitaL CLASS score (vital signs-lung cancer-lactate-albumin in septic shock) predicting for 28-day mortality

From: Development and validation of the VitaL CLASS score to predict mortality in stage IV solid cancer patients with septic shock in the emergency department: a multi-center, prospective cohort study

Risk factor Category Bias-corrected regression coefficient Points*
Lung cancer No 0 0
Yes 0.617 1
Vital signs at ED admission
 Respiratory rate < 22/min 0 0
≥ 22/min 0.891 1
 Body temperature ≥ 38.0 °C 0 0
< 38.0 °C 1.016 2
 Mentation Alert 0 0
Alteration 0.645 1
Laboratory values
 Albumin ≥ 2.8 g/dL 0 0
< 2.8 g/dL 0.864 1
 Lactic acid, mmol/L < 4.0 0 0
4.0–7.9 0.446 1
≥ 8.0 1.228 2
  1. ED emergency department
  2. Total score ranges 0–8
  3. *Risk points were obtained by bias-corrected regression coefficients and reference values in each category. Each risk point was rescaled to designate the point of lung cancer as 1