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Should Infection Control Teams Enforce an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for All Clinicians?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Kenichi Nomura
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Department of Hematology and Oncology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, and the Division of Microbiology, Kyoto Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environment, Kyoto, Japan
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