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Association of a blood culture utilization intervention on antibiotic use in a pediatric intensive care unit

  • Anna C. Sick-Samuels (a1), Charlotte Z. Woods-Hill (a2) (a3), James C. Fackler (a4), Pranita D. Tamma (a1), Sybil A. Klaus (a5), Elizabeth E. Colantuoni (a6) and Aaron M. Milstone (a1)...

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Author for correspondence: Anna Sick-Samuels, Email: asick1@jhmi.edu

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Association of a blood culture utilization intervention on antibiotic use in a pediatric intensive care unit

  • Anna C. Sick-Samuels (a1), Charlotte Z. Woods-Hill (a2) (a3), James C. Fackler (a4), Pranita D. Tamma (a1), Sybil A. Klaus (a5), Elizabeth E. Colantuoni (a6) and Aaron M. Milstone (a1)...

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