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Table 5 Algorithm test results

From: Evaluation of the accuracy of algorithms to identify soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in administrative claims

Short descriptionAlgorithmSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)PPV (%)NPV (%)
One STS diagnosis + a second STS diagnosis at least 30 days after the firstAlgorithm 159.079.743.288.1
One STS diagnosis + a second STS diagnosis at least 30 days after the first + any NCCN recommended pharmacologic treatment for STSAlgorithm 216.497.058.881.6
One solid tumor cancer diagnosis + no evidence of hematologic cancer + an STS NCCN recommended single or combination regimen of pharmacologic treatmentAlgorithm 32.299.51.599.7
One diagnosis of retroperitoneal or peritoneal cancer + no evidence of GIST, osteosarcoma, Kaposi’s + no reproductive cancer, no excretory cancer + no cardio/pulmonary cancer + an STS NCCN recommended single or combination regimen of pharmacologic treatmentAlgorithm 415.497.024.095.0
One STS diagnosis + a second STS diagnosis any time afterAlgorithm 5a67.471.938.589.4
One STS diagnosis + any STS NCCN recommended pharmacologic treatmentAlgorithm 5b18.193.843.481.4
One STS diagnosis + surgeryAlgorithm 5c59.154.025.283.5
One STS diagnosis + symptomAlgorithm 5d32.079.228.881.7
One STS diagnosis (+ second STS diagnosis or treatment or surgery or symptom)Algorithm 5e80.342.326.789.1
One STS, Ill-defined cancer, reproductive cancer, retroperitoneal or peritoneal cancer diagnosis + STS diagnosis followingAlgorithm 6a63.499.338.599.8
One STS, Ill-defined cancer, reproductive cancer, retroperitoneal or peritoneal cancer diagnosis + any STS NCCN recommended pharmacologic treatmentAlgorithm 6b19.091.51.599.4
One STS, Ill-defined cancer, reproductive cancer, retroperitoneal or peritoneal cancer diagnosis + surgeryAlgorithm 6c64.046.20.899.5
One STS, Ill-defined cancer, reproductive cancer, retroperitoneal or peritoneal cancer diagnosis + symptomAlgorithm 6d36.076.81.099.4
One STS, Ill-defined cancer, reproductive cancer, retroperitoneal or peritoneal cancer diagnosis (+ second STS diagnosis or treatment or surgery or symptom)Algorithm 6e84.739.20.999.7