The SSIP score uses eight commonly collected variables, available during all critical care admissions.
Each component contributes points to the total SSIP score.
Previous hospitalisation refers to any hospitalisation in the year preceding the current sepsis admission
|Number of Previous Hospitalisation||Points|
|3 or more||4|
Age in years, at admission to critical care (ICU, HDU), is scored by decade.
|Age in Years||Points|
|31 - 39||0|
|40 - 49||1|
|50 - 59||1|
|60 - 69||2|
|70 - 79||2|
The English 2015 index of multiple deprivation, the official measure of relative deprivation in England, consisting of income, employment, education, health, crime, barriers to housing services and living environment domains.
The English indices of deprivation measure relative deprivation in small areas in England called lower-layer super output areas. The index of multiple deprivation is the most widely used of these indices.
Use the regional socioeconomic status as a proxy for index of multiple deprivation 2015 in England.
|1 (least deprived)||0|
|5 (most deprived)||1|
The pre-index hospitalization dependency status is a subjective assessment of whether the participant receives
The number of comorbidities could be assessed using any of the commonly available scores (such as Charlson, Elixhauser, or APACHE II severe comorbidity).
|Number of Comorbidities||Points|
This refers to the surgical status at the time of index sepsis admission.
Haemoglobin measured on the day of admission, with sepsis, to critical care.
|> 11||> 110||0|
|9.1 - 11||91 - 110||0|
|7.1 - 9.0||71 - 90||1|
|≤ 7.0||≤ 70||2|
Clinically defined site of infection.
Microbiological confirmation is not required for this variable.
|Site of Infection||Points|
|Musculoskeletal or Dermatological||0|