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Korean J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jun;15(2):67-69. English. Brief Communication. https://doi.org/10.5145/KJCM.2012.15.2.67
Kim EC , Shin JH , Kim S , Lee NY , Cho JH , Koo SH , Ryoo NH , Joo SI .
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. sjkim8239@hanmail.net
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Wonkwang University Medical School, Iksan, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract

The authors calculated the number of blood cultures per 1,000 admitted patient days at seven university-affiliated hospitals in 2010, which ranged from 65 to 129 (mean 110). The number of blood cultures per 1,000 patient days could possibly be a good parameter for assessing the appropriateness of blood culture.

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