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An Infection Preventionist’s View of the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Structure, Process, and Outcome

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Janet P. Haas*
Affiliation:
Westchester Medical Center Infection Prevention and Control and New York Medical College Department of Medicine, Valhalla, New York
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