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The Importance of Good Data, Analysis, and Interpretation for Showing the Economics of Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infection

  • Nicholas Graves (a1), Adrian G. Barnett (a1), Kate Halton (a1), Christopher Crnich (a2), Ben Cooper (a3), Jan Beyersmann (a4), Martin Wolkewitz (a4), Matthew Samore (a5) and Stephan Harbarth (a6)...
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School of Public Health and Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Brisbane, QLD, 4059, Australia (n.graves@qut.edu.au)

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The Importance of Good Data, Analysis, and Interpretation for Showing the Economics of Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infection

  • Nicholas Graves (a1), Adrian G. Barnett (a1), Kate Halton (a1), Christopher Crnich (a2), Ben Cooper (a3), Jan Beyersmann (a4), Martin Wolkewitz (a4), Matthew Samore (a5) and Stephan Harbarth (a6)...

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