TABLE 2

Guideline Findings in Patients With Blood Culture Drawn, N = 155

Institutional Guideline CriteriaN (%)
Febrile and <6 mo of age or delayed immunizations14 (9)
Immunocompromised14 (9)
Chronic medical conditions20 (13)
Hospitalization <14 d before diagnosis2 (1)
Toxic-appearing and/or PICU admission26 (17)
Effusion, empyema, abscess28 (18)
Central line4 (3)