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Reply to Weber, von Cube, Sommer, Wolkewitz: Necessity of a Competing Risk Approach in Risk Factor Analysis of Central-Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2017

Stefan Kuhle
Affiliation:
Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Jillian H. Carter
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Susan Kirkland
Affiliation:
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joanne M. Langley
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bryan Maguire
Affiliation:
Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Bruce Smith
Affiliation:
Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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