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Casablanca Redux: We Are Shocked That Public Reporting of Rates of Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections Are Inaccurate

  • Daniel J. Sexton (a1), Luke F. Chen (a1), Rebekah Moehring (a1), Paul A. Thacker (a1) and Deverick J. Anderson (a1)...

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DUMC 102359, Durham, NC 27710 (sexto002@mc.duke.edu)

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