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Frequency of nursing home resident contact with staff, other residents, and the environment outside resident rooms

  • Lisa Pineles (a1) (a2), Eli N. Perencevich (a3), Mary-Claire Roghmann (a1) (a2), Kalpana Gupta (a4), Jose Cadena (a5), Gio Baracco (a6), Christopher D. Pfeiffer (a7) (a8), Graeme Forrest (a7) (a8), Suzanne F. Bradley (a9), Chris Crnich (a10), Heather S. Reisinger (a3) and Daniel J. Morgan (a1) (a2)...


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Author for correspondence: Lisa Pineles, MA, 10 S Pine St, MSTF 360B, Baltimore, MD 21201. E-mail:


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