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Epidemiology for the Infection Control Nurse.

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Edited by Barrett-Connor Elizabeth, Brandt Shirley L., Simon Harold J., Dechairo Douglas C.. . 322 pages. The C. V. Mosby Company; , St. Louis: , 1978.. Price, $13.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(2):342-343. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-91-2-342_3
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The title of this book is an unfortunate choice, as many physicians who could profit from reading it will get no further than the cover. Information useful to physicians who treat hospitalized patients but who do not manage the infection control aspects of patient care on a daily basis is concisely summarized. This fairly complete introductory manual on infection control in the hospital approaches the problems on a very practical rather than theoretical level. As an outgrowth of a course for practicing infection control nurses, the text clearly resembles the original lecture notes. There are frequent references to papers in


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