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Secular Trends in Nosocomial Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcal Bloodstream Infections Among United States Veterans Affairs Hospitals, Fiscal Years 2004 through 2014

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2017

Nicholas S. Britt*
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri Research Department, Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Emily M. Potter
Affiliation:
Pharmacy Department, Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
James A. McKinnell
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Clinical Outcomes Research Unit (ID-CORE), Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
Nimish Patel
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, New York
Sarah E. Battersby
Affiliation:
Research Department, Tableau Software, Seattle, Washington
Molly E. Steed
Affiliation:
Research Department, Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leavenworth, Kansas Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, Kansas.
*
Address correspondence to Dr Nicholas S. Britt, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, 216 S. Kingshighway Boulevard, Mailstop 90-52-411, St Louis, Missouri 63110 (nicholas.britt@bjc.org).

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