This algorithm is for community associated MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRSA). Note this algorithm will use lab results and not ICD-9 codes, as ICD-9 codes are not specific enough for this algorithm and/or are not used consistently for this phenotype. Thus, we expect the actual number of cases to be higher than what the eMERGE RC (Record Counter) estimated, and, as we will be studying patients aged 0 to 89, we would like for all sites to participate, please... Due to initial low numbers found, there are now both gold and silver standard definitions in the algorithm in an attempt to find all the cases.
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Jennifer Pacheco and Abel Kho. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. caMRSA. PheKB; 2013 Available from: https://phekb.org/phenotype/149