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Hospital Infection Screening Programs Save, But Role Of PCR Tests Unclear

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The cost-benefits of multifaceted hospital-acquired infection active surveillance programs in health care facilities are significant, experts say, but whether the benefits are due to use of rapid molecular testing or simple hand washing remains to be seen

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