Top 10 infection control stories, August 10-15

Tips for achieving higher patient experience scores, two cases of the plague in the U.S. and a new sepsis algorithm captured the attention of infection control and clinical quality readers last week.

The following are the 10 most read infection control and clinical quality articles from Becker's Hospital Review for the week of Aug. 10, starting with the most popular.

1. What leads to high HCAHPS scores? Survey uncovers best practices from high-performing hospitals

2. Now that's patient-centered care: Hospital bends rules to reunite inseparable couple

3. The 38 hospitals facing highest Medicare penalties for readmissions

4. 10 of the most interesting infection control developments this year

5. 2.5k hospitals penalized by CMS for high readmissions: 10 things to know

6. Child camping in Yosemite contracts the plague

7. How Atlantic Health created a healing culture, improved patient experience

8. 5 things to know about Legionnaires' disease and the NYC outbreak

9. Another person dead from plague in Colorado

10. New algorithm can help detect sepsis earlier

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