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Estimating Excess Length of Stay Due to Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

  • Christopher J. Crnich (a1)

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University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1685 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2281 (cjc@medicine.wisc.edu)

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