TABLE 3

Total estimated net cost savings per blood culture collection associated with routine Steripath implementation in the ED

Baseline blood culture contamination
rate prior to Steripath implementation
for routine blood culture collection (%)
Expected cost savings ($/culture)
MicrobiologyPharmacyHospital, indirectTotal
With RDTaWithout RDTWith RDTWithout RDT
2632748379
31043117130124
41364160178170
62197244272261
8281210330367352
  • a RDT, rapid diagnostic testing.