Top 10 infection control, patient safety stories for January

Stories on 'patient dumping' at hospitals in Milwaukee and Baltimore, The Joint Commission's move to cite individual hand hygiene noncompliance as a deficiency and this season's flu activity nearing pandemic levels captured readers' attention last month.

The 10 most-read stories from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control in January are listed below, beginning with the most popular.

1. 'We hate H3N2': 3 reasons this year's flu season could get worse

2. Woman sues California hospital, claims physicians left 8-inch forceps inside her after surgery

3. Baltimore hospital accused of patient dumping after security guards leave woman at bus stop

4. Milwaukee hospital suspends employees for leaving homeless patient in cold

5. The Joint Commission now cites individual hand hygiene noncompliance as deficiency

6. Government shutdown would suspend CDC's flu program: 3 things to know

7. New Jersey physician's license suspended after accusations of reusing anal catheters

8. Flu activity nears 2009 pandemic levels, says CDC

9. Patient sues Northwestern Memorial for reusing syringe on him

10. Oregon VA hospital allegedly turned patients away to increase quality rating: 6 things to know

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