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Prolonged Hospital Stay, an Adverse Effect of Strict National Policy for Controlling the Spread of Highly Resistant Microorganisms

  • Gabriel Birgand (a1) (a2) (a3), Michael Schwarzinger (a1) (a2), Anne Perozziello (a4), Isabelle Lolom (a3), Camille Pelat (a1) (a2), Laurence Armand-Lefevre (a5), Jean-Claude Buzzi (a4), Antoine Andremont (a5), Yazdan Yazdanpanah (a1) (a2) (a6) and Jean-Christophe Lucet (a1) (a2) (a3)...

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Unité d’Hygiène et de Lutte contre l’Infection Nosocomiale, GH Bichat-Claude Bernard, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75877 Paris Cedex 18, France (gbirgand@gmail.com)

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