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Pilot Testing of an Out-of-Country Medical Care Questionnaire with Screening and Cost Analysis of Preemptive Isolation for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a Large Canadian Health Region

  • Nipunie Rajapakse (a1), Joseph Vayalumkal (a1) (a2), Debbie Lam-Li (a2), Craig Pearce (a2), Gwynne Rees (a2), Linda Kamhuka (a2), Gisele Peirano (a3), Corrinne Pidhorney (a2), Donna Ledgerwood (a2), Nancy Alfieri (a2), Karen Hope (a2), Dan Gregson (a3) (a4) (a5) (a6), Johann Pitout (a3) (a4) (a7) (a6), Thomas Louie (a2) (a5) (a7) and John Conly (a2) (a3) (a4) (a5) (a7) (a6)...
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Foothills Medical Centre, 1403-29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9, Canada (jconly@ucalgary.ca)

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