10 most-read infection control stories in October

A wrong-patient surgery that put a Massachusetts hospital's Medicare funding at risk, CMS' updated overall star ratings and the efficacy and supply of flu vaccines captured the attention of readers in October.

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

1. Wrong-patient surgery risks Massachusetts hospital's Medicare funding

2. CMS puts Allina hospital in 'immediate jeopardy' for drug error during nurses' strike

3. CMS updates overall star ratings: What's changed?

4. 6 things to know about 2016 flu vaccines — efficacy, supply and more

5. Ghost pepper, eating contest sends man to hospital for 23 days

6. Oregon hospital lifts ER quarantine after 5 develop hallucinations

7. Dr. Peter Pronovost: 'Patients deserve quality measures that are more science, less sausage-making'

8. Nurse Assist recalls syringes linked to 30+ bloodstream infections in 4 states

9. Detroit Medical Center's Medicare funding at risk over sterilization issues

10. Are hospital sinks doing more harm than good?

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