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July 21, 2010

Practical Healthcare Epidemiology

JAMA. 2010;304(3):352-355. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.999

The field of health care epidemiology is undergoing rapid and exciting change. New technologies for surveillance and prevention, increased public accountability, and the drive to achieve health care–associated infection rates that approach zero represent new challenges to those on the front lines of patient safety. Such rapid change also risks making any health care epidemiology textbook seem out of date as soon as it is published. Fortunately, the editors and authors of the new third edition of Practical Healthcare Epidemiology have produced a text that covers both the basics of infection prevention and the most important recent developments.

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