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Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes in Saudi Hospitals: Evidence from a National Survey. / Alghamdi, Saleh; Berrou, Ilhem; Aslanpour, Zoe; Mutlaq, Alaa; Haseeb, Abdul; Albanghali, Mohammed; Hammad, Mohamed; Shebl, Nada Atef.

In: Antibiotics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 193, 17.02.2021.

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Alghamdi, Saleh ; Berrou, Ilhem ; Aslanpour, Zoe ; Mutlaq, Alaa ; Haseeb, Abdul ; Albanghali, Mohammed ; Hammad, Mohamed ; Shebl, Nada Atef. / Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes in Saudi Hospitals: Evidence from a National Survey. In: Antibiotics. 2021 ; Vol. 10, No. 2.

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