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Reducing Blood Culture Overuse in the Adult ED: Sustained Success

Project Description: Avoiding blood cultures in low- risk patients directly decreases treatment costs and contributes to patient safety by minimizing the risk of false positive results. The goal of this project was to sustain the decrease in blood culture ordering for patients at low risk for bacteremia. We hypothesized that incorporating the blood culture ordering algorithm into the Epic EMR would improve sustainability by frequently reminding ED providers to use the algorithm.

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UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Blood Culture