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Blood culture at 63 Japanese healthcare facilities

  • Authors:
    • Takayuki Ohishi
    • Mayumi Ogawa
    • Etsuko Katsukura
    • Kazuya Imoto
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  • Published online on: October 7, 2021     https://doi.org/10.3892/wasj.2021.131
  • Article Number: 60
  • Copyright: © Ohishi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Blood culture is essential for the diagnosis of infectious disease. Appropriate treatment is administered according to blood culture results; thus, highly accurate tests are required. The present study obtained data from hospitals which are ranked among those with the highest number of beds in each prefecture (top 10%; 1,000 hospitals nationwide), beginning with 3,129 hospitals throughout Japan with ≥200 beds as of 2018. In total, 63 hospitals that gave their consent to participate in the study provided information regarding blood culture‑related indicators over a 2‑year period. The positive blood culture rate (95% confidence interval) was 15.4% (13.7‑17.1%), the number of blood culture sets per 1,000 patient days was 21.5 (18.2‑24.9), multiple set collection rate was 76.7% (71.1‑82.3%) and the contamination rate was 3.1% (2.4‑3.8%). Using these results as reference values for blood culture in Japanese healthcare facilities with ≥200 beds, the authors are attempting to approach these values at their resident hospitals and expect improved on‑site interventions and educational activities regarding the state of blood culture.

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Ohishi T, Ogawa M, Katsukura E and Imoto K: Blood culture at 63 Japanese healthcare facilities. World Acad Sci J 3: 60, 2021
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Ohishi, T., Ogawa, M., Katsukura, E., & Imoto, K. (2021). Blood culture at 63 Japanese healthcare facilities. World Academy of Sciences Journal, 3, 60. https://doi.org/10.3892/wasj.2021.131
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Ohishi, T., Ogawa, M., Katsukura, E., Imoto, K."Blood culture at 63 Japanese healthcare facilities". World Academy of Sciences Journal 3.6 (2021): 60.
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Ohishi, T., Ogawa, M., Katsukura, E., Imoto, K."Blood culture at 63 Japanese healthcare facilities". World Academy of Sciences Journal 3, no. 6 (2021): 60. https://doi.org/10.3892/wasj.2021.131