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Sustained and Prolonged Reduction in Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections as a Result of Multiple Interventions

  • David J. Weber (a1) (a2), Vickie M. Brown (a1), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) and William A. Rutala (a1) (a2)

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2163 Bioinformatics, CB 7030, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7030 (dweber@unch.unc.edu)

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