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Research on infection prevention bundles: hidden risk of bias?
  1. Pieter Degraeuwe
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pieter Degraeuwe, Department of Paediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht 6202 AZ, The Netherlands; pieter.degraeuwe{at}

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It is sobering to note with Payne et al that infection prevention bundles are based on so little reliable evidence.1

I would like to focus on a hidden risk of (detection) bias not fully addressed by the authors. In the meta-analysis, daily …

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