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A View from The Joint Commission Perspective: Updated Compendium Will Continue to Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Margaret VanAmringe*
Affiliation:
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2014

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