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Impact of tiered interventions to decrease routine urine cultures in asymptomatic patients undergoing arthroplasty

  • Ebony C. Jackson (a1), Xia C. Thai (a1), Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha (a2) (a3) and Amanda E. Barner (a1)
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Author for correspondence: Ebony C. Jackson, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA. E-mail:
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Cite this article: Jackson EC, et al. (2019). Impact of tiered interventions to decrease routine urine cultures in asymptomatic patients undergoing arthroplasty. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 109–110. doi:

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