TABLE 1

Patient Characteristics

Overall, n = 303Blood Culture Ordered, n = 239 (79)Blood Culture Not Ordered, n = 64 (21)P
Demographics
 Age, y3.0 (1–6)2.0 (1–6)4.0 (1–6).46
 Boy140 (46)115 (48)25 (39).20
Chronic complex conditions4 (1.3)3 (1.3)1 (1.3).999
CXR ordered102 (78)55 (73)47 (84).15
Emergency Severity Index
 2125 (45)99 (45)26 (45).98
 3129 (46)102 (46)27 (47)
 426 (9)21 (81)5 (9)
ICU transfer10 (3)7 (3)3 (5).48
CBC count performed169 (56)157 (66)12 (19)<.01
Oxygen requirement
 ED requirement135 (47)110 (48)25 (43).50
 Inpatient requirement299 (99)237 (99)62 (97).20
Outcomes
 LOS, d1.29 (0.88–2.13)1.42 (0.92–2.42)1.06 (0.75–1.81)<.01
  • Categorical variables presented as n and percent. Continuous variables presented as median and IQR.