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How Accurately Are Starting Times Documented in the Medical Record? Implications for Surgical Infection Prevention Performance Measurement

  • Michele R. Bozikis (a1), Barbara I. Braun (a1) and Stephen B. Kritchevsky (a2) (a3)
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The Joint Commission, Division of Quality Measurement and Research, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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