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A REVIEW – Clinical significance of emergence of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in the hospital environment.

In this paper the many issues relating to biocide resistance are examined, the paradigm with antiseptic use are explored and ways in which biocide resistance could threaten the prevention and control of HAIs are described. Several proposals to inform the need and nature of surveillance, prevention and control measures are made. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2005; 99: 989-996.