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Is AGREE II a counsel of perfection? A letter commenting on Lytvyn et al 1

  • Sheldon P. Stone (a1), Mark Wilcox (a2) and Peter Hawkey (a3)
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Address correspondence to Sheldon P. Stone, BSc, MD, FRCP, Senior Lecturer, Stroke Physician and Consultant Physician for Older People, Royal Free Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2PF United Kingdom (sheldon.stone@ucl.ac.uk).

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2. The National Archives. Public Health England. Mandatory surveillance of Clostridium difficile. Previous C. difficile monthly tables. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140714084352/http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1259151898525. Accessed March 13, 2017.
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Is AGREE II a counsel of perfection? A letter commenting on Lytvyn et al 1

  • Sheldon P. Stone (a1), Mark Wilcox (a2) and Peter Hawkey (a3)

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