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Too many blood cultures ordered for pediatric SSTIs

Key clinical point: Quality improvement efforts are needed to reduce the number of blood cultures ordered for pediatric skin infections.

Major finding: Blood cultures were ordered for over half of skin infection encounters across 38 children’s hospitals.

Study details: A review of almost 50,000 encounters in the Pediatric Health Information System database.

Disclosures: There was no external funding, and the lead investigator reported no disclosures.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM PHM 2019