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Setting a Research Agenda in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) Outside of Acute Care Settings

  • Charlesnika T. Evans (a1) (a2), Robin L. Jump (a3) (a4), Sarah L. Krein (a5) (a6), Suzanne F. Bradley (a6) (a7), Christopher J. Crnich (a8) (a9), Kalpana Gupta (a10) (a11), Eli N. Perencevich (a12) (a13), Mark W. Vander Weg (a12) (a13) and Daniel J. Morgan (a14)...
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Address correspondence to Charlesnika T. Evans, PhD, MPH, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, 5000 S. 5th Avenue (151H), Building 1, Room D302, Hines, IL 60141 (Charlesnika.evans@va.gov).

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3. Suda, KJ, Livorsi, DJ, Goto, M, et al. Research agenda for antimicrobial stewardship in the Veterans Health Administration. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol in press.
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