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The Growing Importance of Non-Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Relative Proportion and Incidence Study at an Academic Medical Center, 2008-2012

  • Lauren M. DiBiase (a1), David J. Weber (a1) (a2), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) (a2), Deverick J. Anderson (a3) and William A. Rutala (a1) (a2)...

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UNC Health Care System, 1001 West Wing, CB #7600101, Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (ldibiase@unch.unc.edu)

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The Growing Importance of Non-Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Relative Proportion and Incidence Study at an Academic Medical Center, 2008-2012

  • Lauren M. DiBiase (a1), David J. Weber (a1) (a2), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) (a2), Deverick J. Anderson (a3) and William A. Rutala (a1) (a2)...

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