Table 2

MRSA risk score for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pneumonia
Variable Points
Age < 30 years or > 79 years 1
Prior healthcare exposure
Recent hospitalization (for ≥ 2 days and within the last 90 days) 2
Nursing home/skilled nursing facility/long term acute care exposure within last 90 days 1
Prior IV antibiotic therapy within the last 30 days 1
Severity of illness
Intensive care unit admission (on or before index culture) 2
Co morbid illness
Cerebrovascular disease (any), prior to admission 1
Dementia 1
Female with diabetes mellitus 1
Possible total point score: 10

Shorr et al.

Shorr et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:268   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-268

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