Top 10 infection control stories, Dec. 18-22

CMS payment cuts for 751 hospitals due to patient injuries, new flu shot recommendations for people with egg allergies and updated global annual flu deaths piqued the interest of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control for the week of Dec. 18, starting with the most popular.

1. CMS cuts payments to 751 hospitals for patient injuries: 6 things to know

2. Ochsner Medical Center cuts infection rate by 49% in 90 days

3. FDA bans 24 ingredients from hand soaps, antiseptic washes

4. CDC reports widespread flu activity in 12 states: 5 things to know

5. Shortened 15-second time for alcohol-based hand rub may improve hand hygiene compliance

6. Flu shot now recommended for people with egg allergies: 3 things to know

7. CDC: Global annual flu deaths greater than previously estimated

8. CMS adds physician group-level star ratings, ACO quality data to compare site

9. Email-based care transition program reduces all-cause readmissions by 58%

10. Top 10 infection control stories, Dec. 11-15

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