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Risk Score for Identifying Patient with Unknown Carriage of MRSA on Admission to Geriatric Hospital

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient being admitted to a geriatric hospital for the risk of being colonized with MRSA using the score of Sax et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection, complication detection, public health

ICD-10:

A49.0, U80.1

Description:

Sax et al developed a simple score for identifying a patient with unknown methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage on admission to a geriatric hospital. This can help identify patients who should be more closely evaluated and monitored. The authors are from Geneve University Hospital in Switzerland.

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