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Introduction to “Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Results and Lessons Learned from AHRQ's HAI Program”

  • James B. Battles (a1), James I. Cleeman (a1), Katherine L. Kahn (a2) and Daniel A. Weinberg (a3)
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Introduction to “Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Results and Lessons Learned from AHRQ's HAI Program”

  • James B. Battles (a1), James I. Cleeman (a1), Katherine L. Kahn (a2) and Daniel A. Weinberg (a3)

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