Published in Blood Weekly, December 4th, 1995
The costs associated with treating patients with false-positive blood cultures are high, noted Stuart J. Spitalnic and colleagues, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island ("The Significance of Changing Needles When Inoculating Blood Cultures: A Meta-Analysis," Clinical Infectious Diseases," November 1995;21:1103-1106).
With the aim of optimizing collection techniques to minimize the risk of contamination, Spitalnic et al....
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