TABLE 1

Recommendations for Individual Diagnostic Testing by Institution (n = 13)

HospitalDiagnostic Test
CBCSerum ElectrolytesBlood CultureC-Reactive ProteinInfluenza/RSV TestingCXR
AObtainNot mentionedObtainObtainNot mentionedObtain
BObtain conditionallyaNot mentionedDo not obtainDo not obtainDo not obtainNot mentioned
CObtainNot mentionedObtainObtain conditionallyNot mentionedObtain
DObtain conditionallyaNot mentionedDo not obtainNot mentionedObtain conditionallyObtain
EObtain conditionallyaNot mentionedObtainNot mentionedObtain conditionallyObtain
FNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentionedObtainNot mentioned
GObtain conditionallyaNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentioned
HObtainNot mentionedObtain conditionallyaNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentioned
IObtainObtainObtainObtainObtainObtain
JDo not obtainNot mentionedDo not obtainNot mentionedNot mentionedObtain
KObtain conditionallyaNot mentionedDo not obtainDo not obtainNot mentionedObtain
LObtainNot mentionedObtainObtain conditionallyObtainObtain
MObtainObtainObtainNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentioned
Summary of recommendations around diagnostic testingObtain (6)Obtain (2)Obtain (6)Obtain (2)Obtain (3)Obtain (8)
Do not obtain (1)Do not obtain (0)Do not obtain (4)Do not obtain (2)Do not obtain (1)Do not obtain (0)
Conditional (5)Conditional (0)Conditional (1)Conditional (2)Conditional (2)Conditional (0)
Not mentioned (1)Not mentioned (11)Not mentioned (2)Not mentioned (7)Not mentioned (7)Not mentioned (5)
  • RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.

  • a Obtain if results of testing may help to identify or raise suspicion of bacterial etiology (for analyses, these classified as do not obtain).