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Descriptive Analysis of Healthcare-Associated Infections Other than Bloodstream, Respiratory, Urinary Tract, or Surgical Site Infections, 2001–2011

  • Hajime Kanamori (a1) (a2), David J. Weber (a3) (a4), Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a3) (a4), Vickie Brown (a3), Mitsuo Kaku (a2) and William A. Rutala (a3) (a4)...

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Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, CB 7030, 2153 Bioinformatics, 130 Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (dweber@unch.unc.edu)

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5. Weber, DJ, Sickbert-Bennett, EE, Brown, V, Rutala, WA. Completeness of surveillance data reported by the National Healthcare Safety Network: an analysis of healthcare-associated infections ascertained in a tertiary care hospital, 2010. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33:9496.
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7. Kang, J, Sickbert-Bennett, EE, Brown, VM, Weber, DJ, Rutala, WA. Relative frequency of health care–associated pathogens by infection site at a university hospital from 1980 to 2008. Am J Infect Control 2012;40:416420.

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