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Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge the infection preventionists who participated in this study. We also wish to thank our Advisory Board members for their valuable input throughout this study, including Denise Graham, Ashish Jha, Donald Goldmann, Scott Fridkin, Teresa Horan, William Kassler, Neil Fishman, and John Jernigan.
Competing Interests: None of the authors have conflicts of interest related to this work. That includes the following individuals: Jennifer A. Palmer, MS; Grace M. Lee, MD, MPH; M. Maya Dutta-Linn, MPH; Peter Wroe, BA; Christine W. Hartmann, PhD.
Funding: This project was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases R21 AI083888-01 (Lee). Dr. Hartmann was supported by a Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research and Development Career Development Award (CDA 08-008-2).
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