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Increased Use Of Rapid Diagnostics Could Slow Rate Of Infections In Hospitals

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Wider adoption of rapid diagnostics could help slow the spread of hospital infections, experts told Congressional staffers and reporters at a July 29 meeting on Capitol Hill

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