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Discordance between Novel and Traditional Surveillance Definitions for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Insights and Opportunities to Improve Patient Care

  • Michael Klompas (a1)


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Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 (


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