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Why sensitive bacteria are resistant to hospital infection control

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Large reductions in the incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile have been observed in response to multifaceted hospital-based interventions. Reductions in antibiotic-sensitive strains have been smaller or non-existent. It has been argued that since infection control measures, such as hand hygiene, should affect resistant and sensitive strains equally, observed changes must have largely resulted from other factors, in...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.12688/wellcomeopenres.11033.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9445-7217
Publisher:
Wellcome Trust Publisher's website
Journal:
Wellcome Open Research Journal website
Volume:
2
Pages:
16
Publication date:
2017-11-22
Acceptance date:
2017-03-10
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EISSN:
2398-502X
ISSN:
2398-502X
Pubs id:
pubs:812879
URN:
uri:02e3fe6d-1452-4deb-a863-840d1b92c434
UUID:
uuid:02e3fe6d-1452-4deb-a863-840d1b92c434
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pubs:812879

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