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Appropriateness of expectorated sputum cultures in the hospital setting.

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Sloan, CE; Bernard, S; Nachamkin, I
Published in: Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
September 2015

We assessed whether expectorated sputum samples are ordered according to national guidelines and the impact of culture results on patient management. Overall, guidelines for ordering sputum samples were followed for 23% (18/78) of patients. Results affected treatment in 18% (14/79) of cases. Reducing inappropriate sputum cultures may have significant economic savings in the hospital system.

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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis

DOI

EISSN

1879-0070

Publication Date

September 2015

Volume

83

Issue

1

Start / End Page

74 / 76

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Sputum
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Middle Aged
  • Microbiology
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hospitals
  • Female
 

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Sloan, C. E., Bernard, S., & Nachamkin, I. (2015). Appropriateness of expectorated sputum cultures in the hospital setting. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis, 83(1), 74–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.05.009
Sloan, Caroline E., Shaina Bernard, and Irving Nachamkin. “Appropriateness of expectorated sputum cultures in the hospital setting.Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 83, no. 1 (September 2015): 74–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.05.009.
Sloan CE, Bernard S, Nachamkin I. Appropriateness of expectorated sputum cultures in the hospital setting. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;83(1):74–6.
Sloan, Caroline E., et al. “Appropriateness of expectorated sputum cultures in the hospital setting.Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis, vol. 83, no. 1, Sept. 2015, pp. 74–76. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.05.009.
Sloan CE, Bernard S, Nachamkin I. Appropriateness of expectorated sputum cultures in the hospital setting. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;83(1):74–76.
Journal cover image

Published In

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis

DOI

EISSN

1879-0070

Publication Date

September 2015

Volume

83

Issue

1

Start / End Page

74 / 76

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Sputum
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Middle Aged
  • Microbiology
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hospitals
  • Female