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CAUTI Surveillance: Opportunity or Opportunity Cost?

  • Daniel J. Livorsi (a1) (a2) and Eli N. Perencevich (a3) (a2)


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Address correspondence to Daniel Livorsi, MD, MSc, CADRE (152), Iowa VA Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (


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CAUTI Surveillance: Opportunity or Opportunity Cost?

  • Daniel J. Livorsi (a1) (a2) and Eli N. Perencevich (a3) (a2)


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