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Table 2 MRSA risk prediction score model

From: Development and validation of a bedside risk score for MRSA among patients hospitalized with complicated skin and skin structure infections

Skin Infection, any site
Age ≤ 29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60+ Sub Score =
Points 2 3 2 1 0  
Black Race; If true add 1  
No Evidence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) or Presence of Medication for the Treatment of DM; If true, add 1  
No Evidence of Cancer (eg, lymphoma, leukemia):  
If true, add 1  
No Evidence of Renal Dysfunction:  
No known outpatient Hemodialysis within 90 Days of Admission  
known ESRD patient  
current Serum Creatinine > 2 mg/dL; if true, add 1  
Presence of Cardiac Dysrhythmias Prior to Index Encounter;
If present (if true); add 1
  Total =
  1. MRSA=methicillin-resistant S. aureus; ESRD=end-stage renal disease; WBC=white blood cells.