10 most-read infection control stories in March

An Iowan health system's four wrong-site surgeries, a bacterial bloodstream infection outbreak in Wisconsin and Michigan and the increase in out-of-hospital births captured the attention of infection control and clinical quality readers last month.

The following are the 10 most popular infection control stories from Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality in the past month, starting with the most popular.

1. Time out: Health system in Iowa has 4 wrong-site surgeries in 40 days

2. Possible diagnosis of rare brain disease causes Arkansas hospital to close ORs

3. Study shows hospitals misreport HAIs to avoid penalties

4. Reporting quality measures is costly, not useful for physician practices, survey finds

5. Seattle hospital notifies patients of infection risk linked to former surgical tech

6. Are hand dyers doing more harm than good? 5 things to know

7. 44 hospitals with the best patient discharge information practices

8. Blood infection linked to 17 deaths in Wisconsin now found in Michigan

9. Out-of-hospital birth rates continue to increase in US

10. Source of Wisconsin blood bacteria outbreak still unknown; CDC sends more investigators

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