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Assessment of room quality of manual cleaning and turnaround times with and without ultraviolet light at an academic medical center

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 October 2020

Oluchi J. Abosi*
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Takaaki Kobayashi
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Stephanie Holley
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Mary E. Kukla
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Angelique Dains
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Tatiana Izakovic
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Kyle E. Jenn
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Holly Meacham
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Glen H. Rogers
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Jon Garringer
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
William Millard
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Daniel J. Diekema
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Michael B. Edmond
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Melanie Wellington
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Jorge L. Salinas
Affiliation:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
*Corresponding
Author for correspondence: Oluchi Abosi, E-mail: oabosi@healthcare.uiowa.edu

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