Published: 1 August 2022
Author(s): Hiroshi Ito
Section: Letter to the Editor

According to Dräger S and colleagues [1], about half of the blood culture tests were not indicated according to the guidelines in a Swiss university hospital. They concluded that implementing a diagnostic stewardship program for such situations may help reduce unnecessary diagnostics and subsequent treatment. However, I would like to raise one essential issue regarding this research: the appropriateness of blood culture tests.


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