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Table 2 Distribution of women with SMM according to the WHO combined criteria for maternal near miss and outcome of admission to the ICU

From: Pre-validation of the WHO organ dysfunction based criteria for identification of maternal near miss

Combined WHO criteria for near miss Outcome of admission *
  Death Survivor
   Yes 18 194
   No 0 461
Total 18 655
S = 100.0% [78.1 - 100.0] Sp = 70.4% [66.7 - 73.8]
PPV = 8.5% [5.3 - 13.3] NPV = 100.0% [99.0 - 100.0]
  1. * Gold standard; [95% CI]
  2. SMM: severe maternal morbidity; ICU: intensive care unit.