TABLE 7

Risk score for methicillin-resistant S. aureus pneumoniaa

VariableNo. of points assigned
Age of <30 or >79 yr1
Recent hospitalization (≥2 days within the last 90 days)2
Nursing home/long-term acute-care exposure within the last 90 days1
Prior i.v. antibiotic therapy within the last 30 days1
Intensive care unit admission2
Cerebrovascular disease1
Dementia1
Female with diabetes mellitus1
  • a Adapted from reference 712.