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.
REPORTING FROM PHM 2019