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Hospital Clostridium difficile Infection Testing Rates: Is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at Play?

  • Kevin A. Brown (a1), David N. Fisman (a1) and Nick Daneman (a2)
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Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (kevin.brown@mail.utoronto.ca).

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Hospital Clostridium difficile Infection Testing Rates: Is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at Play?

  • Kevin A. Brown (a1), David N. Fisman (a1) and Nick Daneman (a2)

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