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Reasons for Removal of Emergency Department–Inserted Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae in Admitted Patients: A Retrospective Medical Chart Audit in Australia

  • Peter J. Carr (a1) (a2), James Rippey (a1) (a3), Tim Moore (a3), Hanh Ngo (a1), Marie L. Cooke (a2), Niall S. Higgins (a2) and Claire M. Rickard (a2)...



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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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