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Implementation of a carbapenem prescribing algorithm at a community hospital

  • Stacy E. Shimata (a1), Christine M. Antczak (a1), Phillip S. Yu (a1) and Kavita K. Trivedi (a2)
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Author for correspondence: Stacy E. Shimata, PharmD, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N Tracy Blvd, Tracy, CA 95376. Email: shimats@sutterhealth.org

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Cite this article: Shimata SE, et al. (2018). Implementation of a carbapenem prescribing algorithm at a community hospital. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2018, 39, 1503–1504. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.256

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Implementation of a carbapenem prescribing algorithm at a community hospital

  • Stacy E. Shimata (a1), Christine M. Antczak (a1), Phillip S. Yu (a1) and Kavita K. Trivedi (a2)

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