Blood culture quality improvement: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study involving 909 institutions and 289 572 blood culture sets.

@article{Schifman1996BloodCQ,
  title={Blood culture quality improvement: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study involving 909 institutions and 289 572 blood culture sets.},
  author={Ron B. Schifman and Paul Bachner and Peter J. Howanitz},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={120 11},
  pages={
          999-1002
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate solitary blood culture (SBC) collections as a preanalytic quality indicator of blood culture practice. DESIGN AND SETTING Two College of American Pathologists Q-Probes laboratory quality improvement studies involving prospective evaluation of the proportion of and reasons for SBC collections in 909 institutions. OUTCOME Reduction in the proportion of SBCs. RESULTS Of 289572 blood culture sets studied, the median proportion of SBCs per institution was 10.1% and 12.1… CONTINUE READING

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