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Blood Culture Frequency in Febrile Pediatric In-patients: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: June 11, 2019
Project Number: RA1035-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding blood culture examination every 24 hours in febrile pediatric oncology or hematology patients?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness regarding blood culture examination every 24 hours in febrile pediatric oncology or hematology patients?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the frequency and volume of blood cultures in febrile pediatric oncology or hematology patients?

Key Message

Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the frequency and volume of blood cultures in febrile pediatric or hematology patients.