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Optimizing Antimicrobial Use in Hemodialysis Time to Take a Hard Look in the Mirror

  • Preeti N. Malani (a1) and Michael Heung (a2)
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Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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