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Clostridium difficile in England: can we stop washing our hands? - Authors' reply.

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In their letter, Esther van Kleef and colleagues describe a mathematical model showing that hospital infection control interventions can preferentially reduce hospital-adapted strains over community-adapted strains within and outside hospitals, questioning our conclusion that restrictions in fluoroquinolone use were responsible for most of the decline in Clostridium difficile infection.1 “All models are wrong, but some are useful” (George E P Box). The key is not whether a model can reproduce...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Clinical Medicine
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Clinical Medicine
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Clinical Medicine
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Clinical Medicine
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Publisher:
Elsevier: Lancet Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
478-479
Publication date:
2017-04-21
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Pubs id:
pubs:692390
URN:
uri:f3a1d89f-d7cf-4c96-9160-71bbc99d6e68
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uuid:f3a1d89f-d7cf-4c96-9160-71bbc99d6e68
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Paper number:
5
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English
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