ARTICLES

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Evaluating peripheral intravascular catheter insertion, maintenance and removal practices in small hospitals using a standardized audit tool
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Hoskins, A, Worth, L. J, Malloy, M. J, Smith, M, Atkins, S, Bennett, N. 2022 Nurs Open doi: 10.1002/nop2.1176
Influenza vaccination in aged care: improving uptake
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Bennett, N. J, Hoskins, A, Worth, L. J. 2021 Med J Aust doi: 10.5694/mja2.50955
The same but different: a comparison of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in metropolitan and non-metropolitan hospitals (2010-2020).
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Bennett N, Malloy MJ, Atkins SE, Gonelli S, Worth LJ 2021  Intern Med J.  doi: 10.1111/imj.15538
High influenza vaccination uptake in Victorian healthcare workers in 2020.
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Lim LL, Hoskins A, Worth L, Walker K, Bull A, Bennett N 2021 Commun Dis Intell doi: 10.33321/cdi.2021.45.37
Topical antimicrobial prescribing patterns in residents of Australian aged-care facilities: use of a national point prevalence survey to identify opportunities for quality improvement.
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Bennett N, Walker K, Buising K, Cheah R, Fang X, Ingram R, James R, Malloy
MJ, Thursky K, Worth LJ
2021 Am J Infect Control doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2021.03.019
Hospital clinical practice around urinalysis is an important opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship improvement activities. 
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Lim LL, Goyal N 2021 Infect Dis Health. doi:10.1016/j.idh.2021.05.001
Use of a Victorian statewide surveillance program to evaluate the burden of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and Clostridioides difficile infection in patients with cancer
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Valentine, J.C., Hall, L., Verspoor, K.M., Gillespie, E. and Worth, L.J. 2021 Internal medicine journal doi: 10.1111/imj.15301
Measles immunisation status of healthcare workers in smaller Victorian hospitals: can we do better?
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Bennett N, Sutton B, Strachan J, Hoskins A, Malloy MJ, Worth LJ 2020 Aust N Z J Public Health doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12989
'Closing the gap': Evaluating the success of non-mandatory strategies for influenza vaccination of Victorian healthcare workers
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Bennett N, Crouch S, Hoskins A, Malloy MJ, Walker K, Worth LJ 2020 Vaccine doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.013
An evaluation of enhanced surveillance of hospitalised COVID-19 patients to inform the public health response in Victoria
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Stephanie J Curtis, Zoe Cutcher, Judith A Brett, Simon Burrell, Michael J Richards, Daneeta Hennessy, Rebecca F Gang, Colleen L Lau, Stacey L Rowe 2020 Communicable Diseases Intelligence doi: 10.33321/cdi.2020.44.98
Increased incidence of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Victoria and Western Australia, 2011-2016.
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Imam N, Tamponed S, Armstrong PK, McCann R, Johnson SA, Worth LJ, Richards MJ 2019 Med J Aust doi: 10.5694/mja2.12057
Statistical process control charts for monitoring Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Australian healthcare facilities.
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Imam N, Spelman T, Johnson SA, Worth LJ 2019 Qual Manag Health Care doi: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000201
Measuring Healthcare-Associated Infection Outcomes: Enhanced Surveillance to Include Process Adherence for Quality Improvement
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S. J. Burrell, A. L. Bull and L. J. Worth 2019 Stud Health Technol Inform doi: 10.3233/SHTI190671
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Australian hospitals: outcome of point-prevalence screening in high-risk wards.
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Brett JA. Johnson SA, Cameron DRM, Lane CR, Easton M, van Diemen A, Sutton B, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Worth LJ 2019 J Hosp Infect 101:163-166
Skin and soft tissue infections and current antimicrobial prescribing practices in Australian aged care residents.
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N. J. Bennett, N. Imam, R. J. Ingram, R. S. James, K. L. Buising, A. L. Bull, C. S. Chen, K. A. Thursky and L. J. Worth 2019 Epidemiol Infect doi: 10.1017/S0950268819000128
Infection prevention quality indicators in aged care: ready for a national approach.
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Bennett NJ, Bradford JM, Bull AL, Worth LJ 2019 Aust Health Rev doi: 10.1071/AH18052
Prevalence of infections and antimicrobial prescribing in Australian aged care facilities: Evaluation of modifiable an d non-modifiable determinants.
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Bennett N, Imam N, James R, Chen C, Bull A, Thursky K, Worth L 2018 Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.027
Central and peripheral line-associated bloodstream infections in Australian neonatal and paediatric intensive care units: findings from a comprehensive Victorian surveillance network, 2008-2016.
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Worth LJ, Daley AJ, Spelman T, Bull AL, Brett JA, Richards MJ 2018 J Hosp Infect doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.11.021
Validation of healthcare associated infection surveillance in smaller Australian hospitals.
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Hoskins A, Worth LJ, Imam N, Johnson SA, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Bennett N 2018 J Hosp Infect doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2017.10.006
Central line-associated bloodstream infections in Australian ICUs: evaluating modifiable and non-modifiable risks in Victorian healthcare facilities.
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Spelman T, Pilcher DV, Cheng AC, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Worth LJ 2017 Epidemiol Infect doi: 10.1017/S095026881700187X
Antibiotic prescribing practices for prevention of surgical site infections in Australia: increased uptake of national guidelines following surveillance and reporting and impact on infection rates.
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Bull AL, Worth LJ, Spelman T, Richards MJ 2017 Surg Infect (Larchmt) doi:10.1089/sur.2017.119
Epidemiology of infections and antimicrobial use in Australian haemodialysis outpatients: findings from a Victorian surveillance network, 2008-2015.
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Worth LJ, Spelman T, Holt SG, Brett JA, Bull AL, Richards MJ 2017 J Hosp Infect doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.018
Influenza vaccination of Australian healthcare workers: which strategies are used to achieve high uptake?
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Johnson SA, Wang D, Bennett N, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Worth LJ 2017 Aust N Z J Public Health doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12684
Validation of healthcare associated infection surveillance in smaller Australian hospitals
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A. Hoskins, L. J. Worth, N. Imam, S. A. Johnson, A. Bull, M. J. Richards and N. Bennett 2017 J Hosp Infect doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.10.006
Iinfluenza vaccination uptake among Victorian healthcare workers: evaluating the success of a statewide program using an enhanced reporting framework.
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Johnson SA, Bennett N, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Worth LJ. 2016  Aust N Z J Public Health doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12517
Monitoring the appropriateness of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis prescribing in Australia: valid and meaningful indicators provide ‘data for action’.
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Bull AL, Thursky KA, Richards MJ, Worth LJ.  2016  Anaesth Intensive Care  44:121-122.
Infections in Australian aged care facilities: evaluating the impact of revised McGeer criteria for surveillance of urinary tract infections.
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Bennett N, Johnson SA, Richards MJ, Smith M, Worth LJ. 2016 Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol  doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.7
Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infections in Australia: enhanced surveillance to valuate time trends and severity of illness in Victoria, 2010–2014.
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Worth LJ, Spelman T, Bull AL, Brett JA, Richards MJ 2016 J Hosp Infect   doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.03.014
Central line-associated bloodstream infections in Australian intensive care units: Time-trends in infection rates, etiology, and antimicrobial resistance using a comprehensive Victorian surveillance program, 2009-2013
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Worth LJ, Spelman T, Bull AL, Brett JA, Richards MJ 2015  Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.03.036
Diminishing surgical site infections in Australia: time trends in infection rates, pathogens and antimicrobial resistance using a comprehensive Victorian surveillance program, 2002-2013
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Worth LJ, Bull AL, Spelman T, Brett J, Richards MJ 2015  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.70
A Major Reduction in Hospital-Onset Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Australia: A Question of Definition
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Worth LJ, Spelman T, Bull AL, Richards MJ 2014  Clin Infect Dis doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu691
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in Australian hospitals: findings from a Victorian surveillance system
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Worth LJ, Spelman T, Bull AL, Richards MJ 2014  The Medical journal of Australia doi: 10.5694/mja13.10599
Influenza vaccination of Victorian healthcare workers: will a higher target increase vaccine uptake?
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Wang D, Worth L, Bull A, Bennett N, Richards M 2014 Aust N Z J Public Health doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12260
Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile infection, Australia, 2011-2012
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Slimings C, Armstrong P, Beckingham WD, Bull AL, Hall L, Kennedy KJ, Marquess J, McCann R, Menzies A, Mitchell BG, Richards MJ, Smollen PC, Tracey L, Wilkinson IJ, Wilson FL, Worth LJ, Riley TV 2014  The Medical journal of Australia doi: 10.5694/mja13.11153
Public reporting of health care-associated infection data in Australia: time to refine
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Worth LJ, Bull AL, Richards MJ 2013  The Medical journal of Australia doi: 10.5694/mja12.11317
Infections and antimicrobial use in Australian residential aged care facilities: a comparison between local and international prevalence and practices
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Smith M, Atkins S, Worth L, Richards M, Bennett N 2013  Australian Health Review doi: 10.1071/AH12007
Public disclosure of health care-associated infections in Australia: quality improvement or parody?
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Worth LJ, Thursky KA, Slavin MA 2012 The Medical journal of Australia doi: 10.5694/mja12.10466
Is it possible to achieve a target of zero central line associated bloodstream infections?
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Worth LJ, McLaws ML 2012 Current opinion in infectious diseases doi:10.1097/QCO.0b013e32835a0d1a
Formative and process evaluation of a healthcare-associated infection surveillance program in residential aged care facilities, Grampians region, Victoria
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Smith M, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Richards MJ, Wijesundara BS, Bennett NJ 2012  Healthcare Infection doi:org/10.1071/HI12009
Implementation of standardised surveillance for Clostridium difficile infections in Australia: initial report from the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System
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Bull AL, Worth LJ, Richards MJ 2012  Internal medicine journal doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02804.x
Impact of vancomycin surgical antibiotic prophylaxis on the development of methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections: report from Australian Surveillance Data (VICNISS)
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Bull AL, Worth LJ, Richards MJ 2012  Annals of surgery doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31825fa398
Reporting surgical site infections following primary and revision hip arthroplasty - one size does not fit all
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Worth LJ, Bull AL, Richards MJ 2011  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/658912
Infection rates in residential aged care facilities, Grampians region, Victoria, Australia
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Smith M, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Woodburn P, Bennett NJ 2011  Healthcare Infection doi.org/10.1071/HI11017
Epidemiology of infections acquired in intensive care units
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Doyle JS, Buising KL, Thursky KA, Worth LJ, Richards MJ 2011  Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1275525
A bundle of care to reduce colorectal surgical infections: an Australian experience
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Bull A, Wilson J, Worth LJ, Stuart RL, Gillespie E, Waxman B, Shearer W, Richards M 2011  J Hosp Infect doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.03.029
Meeting national recommendations for surgical site infection surveillance: examples and lessons from the Victorian Healthcare-associated Infection Surveillance System
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Worth LJ, Bull AL, Thorpe SM, Richards MJ 2009  Healthcare Infection doi:10.1071/HI09106
Impact of revising the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System definition for catheter-related bloodstream infection in ICU: reproducibility of the National Healthcare Safety Network case definition in an Australian cohort of infection control professionals
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Worth LJ, Brett J, Bull AL, McBryde ES, Russo PL, Richards MJ 2009  Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.02.013
Validation of statewide surveillance system data on central line-associated bloodstream infection in intensive care units in Australia
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McBryde ES, Brett J, Russo PL, Worth LJ, Bull AL, Richards MJ 2009  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/606168
Using samples to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of a surveillance process
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McBryde ES, Kelly H, Marshall C, Russo PL, McElwain DL, Pettitt AN 2008  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/588203
Estimating sensitivity and specificity from positive predictive value, negative predictive value and prevalence: application to surveillance systems for hospital-acquired infections
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Kelly H, Bull A, Russo P, McBryde ES 2008  J Hosp Infect doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.02.021
A user assessment of a smaller hospital surveillance program
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Motley J, Russo PL, Spelman DW, Richards MJ 2008  Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2007.11.010
Interhospital comparisons of coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infection rates differ if donor sites are excluded
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Russo PL, Gurrin L, Friedman ND, Bull AL, Marasco S, Kelly H, Boardman CJ, Richards MJ 2007  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/520749
Surveillance of hospital-acquired infections in Australia - One Nation, many States
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Richards MJ, Russo PL 2007  J Hosp Infect doi:10.1016/S0195-6701(07)60039-5
Validation of coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infection surveillance data from a statewide surveillance system in Australia
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Friedman ND, Russo PL, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Kelly H 2007  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/518455
An alternative scoring system to predict risk for surgical site infection complicating coronary artery bypass graft surgery
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Friedman ND, Bull AL, Russo PL, Leder K, Reid C, Billah B, Marasco S, McBryde E, Richards MJ 2007  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/519534
Performance of the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance Risk Index in Predicting Surgical Site Infection in Australia
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Friedman ND, Bull AL, Russo PL, Gurrin L, Richards M 2007  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/509848
Influenza vaccine coverage among health care workers in Victorian public hospitals
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Bull AL, Bennett N, Pitcher HC, Russo PL, Richards MJ 2007  The Medical journal of Australia doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00858.x
Implementation of a pilot surveillance program for smaller acute care hospitals
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Spelman DW, Russo PL, Richards MJ 2007  Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2006.04.209
Quality of data reported to a smaller-hospital pilot surveillance program
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Richards MJ, Russo PL, Spelman DW 2007  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/513027
Bloodstream infection surveillance in smaller hospitals
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, McBryde ES, Russo PL, Spelman DW, Richards MJ 2007  Australian Infection Control Journal doi:10.1071/HI07045
MRSA infections in smaller hospitals, Victoria, Australia
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Gurrin LC, Spelman DW, Russo PL, Richards MJ 2007  Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2006.12.011
Occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens in smaller hospitals.
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Gurrin LC, Russo PL, Spelman DW, Richards MJ 2007  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol doi: 10.1086/518749
The establishment of a statewide surveillance program for hospital-acquired infections in large Victorian public hospitals: a report from the VICNISS Coordinating Centre.
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Russo PL, Bull A, Bennett N, Boardman C, Burrell S, Motley J, Berry K, Friedman ND, Richards M 2006  Am J Infect Control doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2005.06.013
Compliance with surgical antibiotic prophylaxis - reporting from a statewide surveillance programme in Victoria, Australia.
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Bull AL, Russo PL, Friedman ND, Bennett NJ, Boardman CJ, Richards MJ 2006  J Hosp Infect doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2006.01.018
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in smaller hospitals.
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Russo PL, Spelman DW, Richards MJ 2006  ANZ journal of surgery doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2006.03826.x
A profile of smaller hospitals: planning for a novel, statewide surveillance program, Victoria, Australia.
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Bennett NJ, Bull AL, Dunt DR, Gurrin LC, Richards MJ, Russo PL, Spelman DW 2006  Am J Infect Control doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2005.05.011
Infections after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Victorian hospitals - VICNISS Hospital Acquired Infection Surveillance.
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Russo PL, Bull A, Bennett N, Boardman C, Burrell S, Motley J, Friedman ND, Richards M 2005  Aust N Z J Public Health doi: 10.1111/j.1467-842x.2005.tb00762.x
Surveillance for ventilator-associated pneumonia: the challenges and pitfalls.  A report from the VICNISS Coordinating Centre
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Friedman ND, Russo PL, Richards MJ 2005  Australian Journal of Infection Control doi:10.1071/HI05122
A statewide smaller hospital nosocomial infection surveillance program: The first report, Victoria, Australia Bennett NJ, Boardman CJ, Bull AL, Richards MJ, Russo PL 2005  AJIC doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2005.04.227

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