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A Quality Control Circle Process to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination Rates

  • Yu-Zhong Yan (a1), Huan-Zhang Yang (a2), Jiang-Xia Zhao (a1) and Rong Xia (a3)
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Author for correspondence: Rong Xia, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China. E-mail: xiarongcn@126.com. Jiang-xia Zhao PhD, Shanghai Zhoupu Hospital, Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai 201318, China. E-mail: huhua021@126.com.

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Cite this article: Yan Y et al. (2019) A Quality Control Circle Process to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination Rates. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 119–120. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.271

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