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Surgical Site Infection Prevention Policies and Adherence in California Hospitals, 2010

  • Laurie J. Conway (a1), Monika Pogorzelska (a1), Elaine L. Larson (a1) (a2) and Patricia W. Stone (a1)

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Laurie J. Conway, Columbia University School of Nursing, 617 West 168th Street, Suite 238, New York, NY 10032 (ljc2145@columbia.edu)

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Surgical Site Infection Prevention Policies and Adherence in California Hospitals, 2010

  • Laurie J. Conway (a1), Monika Pogorzelska (a1), Elaine L. Larson (a1) (a2) and Patricia W. Stone (a1)

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