10 most-read infection control stories in September

A Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Seattle-based University of Washington Medical Center, heater-cooler devices spreading bacteria to patients and newly released readmissions data from CMS piqued the interest of readers last month.

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. Ice maker, sinks linked to UW Medical Center Legionnaires' outbreak; 2 dead

2. Hospitals with high patient experience star ratings don't have better outcomes, new analysis finds

3. Every state but 1 lowered hospital readmissions since 2010, CMS data shows

4. VA hospitals stop reporting quality data to Hospital Compare: 4 things to know

5. UW Medical Center's Legionnaires' outbreak continues — 5th patient infected

6. How much hand sanitizer is enough?

7. Theft by ER nurse causes disbursement of potentially contaminated drugs at Lee Memorial

8. All 9 heater-cooler devices at UW Medical Center test positive for Legionella: 6 things to know

9. 3 Penn Medicine heart patients infected by heater-cooler devices, hundreds to be notified

10. Consumer Reports releases new hospital C. diff prevention ratings: 2 highest, 19 lowest performing teaching hospitals

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