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Setting the Research Agenda for Preventing Infections From Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in the Veterans Health Administration

  • Daniel J. Livorsi (a1) (a2), Charlesnika T. Evans (a3) (a4), Daniel J. Morgan (a5) (a6), Heather S. Reisinger (a1) (a2), Nasia Safdar (a7) (a8), Katie J. Suda (a3) (a9) and Eli N. Perencevich (a1) (a2)...
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Address correspondence to Daniel Livorsi, MD, MSc, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa VA Health Care System, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (daniel-livorsi@uiowa.edu).

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