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A Rapid-Cycle Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Compliance with Infection Control Precautions in a Pediatric Ward

  • Pui-Ying Iroh Tarn (a1), Amy Bettano (a2), Zoon Wangu (a1), Dale Ford (a3) and Carol Sulis (a4)...
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Epidemiology Unit, Dowling 3N, Boston Medical Center, 818 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 (carol.sulis@bmc.org)

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A Rapid-Cycle Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Compliance with Infection Control Precautions in a Pediatric Ward

  • Pui-Ying Iroh Tarn (a1), Amy Bettano (a2), Zoon Wangu (a1), Dale Ford (a3) and Carol Sulis (a4)...

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