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The “Last Breath” of the Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Surveillance Definition*

Klompas, Michael MD, MPH; Kalil, Andre C. MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000436119.32758.69

Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute; and, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

* See also p. 497.

Dr. Klompas lectured for Premier Healthcare Alliance and received support for travel and accommodation expenses from Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, and Infectious Disease Association of California. His institution received grant support from CDC. Dr. Kalil disclosed that he does not have any potential conflicts of interest.

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