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Comparison of Two Glove-Sampling Methods to Discriminate Between Study Arms of a Hand Hygiene and Glove-Use Study

  • Gwen L. Robinson (a1), Linda Otieno (a1), J. Kristie Johnson (a1) (a2), Laura J. Rose (a2), Anthony D. Harris (a1), Judith Noble-Wang (a2), Kerri A. Thom (a1) and for the CDC Epicenter Prevention Program...

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Address correspondence to Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W Baltimore Street, Bressler Research Building, M021B, Baltimore, MD 21201 (kthom@som.umaryland.edu).

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Comparison of Two Glove-Sampling Methods to Discriminate Between Study Arms of a Hand Hygiene and Glove-Use Study

  • Gwen L. Robinson (a1), Linda Otieno (a1), J. Kristie Johnson (a1) (a2), Laura J. Rose (a2), Anthony D. Harris (a1), Judith Noble-Wang (a2), Kerri A. Thom (a1) and for the CDC Epicenter Prevention Program...

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