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Impact of the Change in Surveillance Definitions on the Rates of Urinary Tract Infection in Intensive Care Units: 1988 versus 2009 Definitions

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Hye-Ran Choi
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Sun-Hee Kwak
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Min-Kyoung Han
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Min-Jee Hong
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Young-Ju Lim
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Sun-Kyung Kim
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Hyo-Jeong Yoon
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Hyang-Mi Mun
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Mi-Na Kim
Affiliation:
Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Jae Sim Jeong
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Jun Hee Woo
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Sang-Ho Choi
Affiliation:
Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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