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The PHCQA Performance & Progress Report on hosptial quality

Blood Culture within First 24 hours (ICU)

Pneumonia patients transferred or admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) within 24 hours of hospital arrival, who had blood cultures performed 24 hours prior to or 24 hours after hospital arrival. (Joint Commission)

NOTE: Use caution when drawing conclusions when the sample size is small (generally considered 25 cases or less).