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Reduction in antimicrobial use among medical intensive care unit patients during a cluster randomized crossover trial of palliative care consultation

  • Jason P. Burnham (a1), Stephen Chi (a2), Jessica Ma (a3), Maria C. Dans (a4) and Marin H. Kollef (a5)...
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Author for correspondence: Jason P. Burnham, Marin H. Kollef, Emails: burnham@wustl.edu, kollefm@wustl.edu

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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