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Shared Hoppers: A Novel Risk Factor for the Transmission of Clostridium difficile

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Julie A. Choudhuri
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Jeannie D. Chan
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Astrid B. Schreuder
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Matthew J. Hafermann
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Charlotte Fulton
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Elizabeth Melius
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Elizabeth McNamara
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Ronald F. Pergamit
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
John B. Lynch
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Timothy H. Dellit*
Affiliation:
Departments of Quality Improvement/Infection Control and Pharmacy, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
*
Harborview Medical Center, Quality Improvement/Infection Control, Box 359778, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (thdellit@u.washington.edu).
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© 2014 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.

References

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