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Prevalence of Antimicrobial Use among United States Nursing Home Residents: Results from a National Survey

  • Amy L. Pakyz (a1) and Lisa L. Dwyer (a2)
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Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, 410 N 12th St, PO Box 980533, Richmond, VA 23298-0533, (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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