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Use of Electronic Surveillance to Drive Improvement in Hospital Infection Rates

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Rosa R. Baier
Affiliation:
Healthcentric Advisors, Providence, Rhode Island; and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode, Island
Stefan Gravenstein*
Affiliation:
Healthcentric Advisors, Providence, Rhode Island; and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode, Island
*
Healthcentric Advisors, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Box 18, Providence, RI 02908 (stefan_gravenstein@brown.edu)

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