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

  • Nicholas S. Britt (a1) (a2), Emily M. Potter (a3), James A. McKinnell (a4), Nimish Patel (a5), Sarah E. Battersby (a6) and Molly E. Steed (a2) (a7)...

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

  • Nicholas S. Britt (a1) (a2), Emily M. Potter (a3), James A. McKinnell (a4), Nimish Patel (a5), Sarah E. Battersby (a6) and Molly E. Steed (a2) (a7)...

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