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Score for Identifying Surgical Patient with MRSA Carriage at Hospital Admission

Purpose:

To identify a surgical patient on admission who may be colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aurues (MRSA).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

A49.0, U80.1

Description:

Harbarth et al developed a score for identifying a surgical patient who has been colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on admission to the hospital. This can help to identify high risk patients who should be screened prior to surgery to reduce post-operative infections. The authors are from the University of Geneva.

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