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Serious superficial incisional surgical site infections (SSISSIs): A proposed surveillance definition

  • Jessica L. Seidelman (a1) (a2), Becky Smith (a1) (a2), Christopher Shoff (a1) (a2), Arthur W. Baker (a1) (a2), Sarah S. Lewis (a1) (a2), Deverick J. Anderson (a1) (a2) and Daniel J. Sexton (a1) (a2)...

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Author for correspondence: Jessica Seidelman, Email: jessica.seidelman@duke.edu

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Serious superficial incisional surgical site infections (SSISSIs): A proposed surveillance definition

  • Jessica L. Seidelman (a1) (a2), Becky Smith (a1) (a2), Christopher Shoff (a1) (a2), Arthur W. Baker (a1) (a2), Sarah S. Lewis (a1) (a2), Deverick J. Anderson (a1) (a2) and Daniel J. Sexton (a1) (a2)...

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