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Factors Affecting Adherence to a Preoperative Surgical Site Infection Prevention Protocol

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 2016

Joshua K. Schaffzin*
Division of Infectious Diseases
Colleen Mangeot
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Heidi Sucharew
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Andrew F. Beck
Division of Hospital Medicine
Peter F. Sturm
Alvin H. Crawford Spine Center, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Address correspondence to Joshua K. Schaffzin, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue MLC 7017; Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039 (


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