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The Price of a Surgical-Site Infection: More Than Just Excess Length of Stay

  • Edward S. Wong (a1)
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McGuire Veterans' Affairs Hospital(111-C), 1201 Broad Rock Blvd. Richmond, VA 23249
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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