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Impact of a formal removal policy for central venous catheters on duration of catheterisation

John R Gowardman, Catherine Kelaher, Joy Whiting and Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (5): 249-250.

John R Gowardman,* Catherine Kelaher, Joy Whiting, Peter J Collignon§

John R Gowardman, Intensive Care Physician (currently Launceston General Hospital2
Catherine Kelaher, Medical Student2
Joy Whiting, Data Manager2
Peter J Collignon, Director of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology2
1 Launceston, TAS 7250)
4 The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, and Professor, Canberra Clinical School, Australian National University, ACT, and University of Sydney, NSW.
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Gowardman JR, Brosnan M, Whiting J, Collignon P. Central venous catheters: optimal patient care or convenience? [letter]. Med J Aust 2004; 180: 595-596.
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15174996

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