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G.M.L. had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
The project was funded by award number R21AI083888 (to G.M.L.) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which did not play a role in the design, conduct of the study, collection, management, analysis, data interpretation, preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases or the National Institutes of Health.
Conflicts of interest: S.S. has received numerous honoraria and travel reimbursement from hospitals, academic medical centers, specialty societies (including APIC), state societies (including the Michigan Health and Hospital Association), and nonprofit organizations (including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement) for speaking about health care-associated infection prevention. All other authors report no conflicts.