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  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 34, Issue 6
  • June 2013, pp. 555-557

When Counting Central Line Infections Counts

  • Mary Dixon-Woods (a1) and Eli N. Perencevich (a2)
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  • Published online: 02 January 2015
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University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and the Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System (152), 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (
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