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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 359430, 6 pages
Research Article

Economic Analysis of a Pediatric Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention Initiative in Nicaragua

1University Research Co., LLC and EnCompass LLC, 7200 Wisconsin Avenue No. 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
2Componente Materno Infantil, University Research Co., LLC, De La Vicky 1, Cuarda al Oeste 1, Edificio Plaza San Ramon, 2° Nivel, Puerta 7, Managua, Nicaragua
3Comité de Infecciones Intrahospitalarias, Infantil Manuel Jesus Rivera Hospital, Barrio Ariel Darce, Managua, Nicaragua
4Departamento de Neonatología, Bertha Calderón Hospital, Del Centro Comercial Zumen 1, Cuadra al Oeste, Managua, Nicaragua

Received 27 June 2011; Revised 31 October 2011; Accepted 2 November 2011

Academic Editor: P. D. Brophy

Copyright © 2012 Edward I. Broughton et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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