Top 10 infection control stories, Dec. 25-29

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CMS' updated overall hospital star ratings, the death of a restrained patient at Camp Hill, Pa.-based Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital and a story on Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare's 83 clinics becoming patient-center medical homes captured the attention of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control for the week of Dec. 25, starting with the most popular.

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

2. CMS updates overall hospital star ratings: 5 things to know

3. Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital cited for safety issues after death of restrained patient

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

5. 95% of patients who underwent FMT for recurrent C diff would do so again

6. Intermountain Healthcare's 83 clinics become patient-centered medical homes

7. Flu season heats up as 23 states report widespread influenza activity: 5 things to know

8. 84% of US cooling towers contain Legionella bacteria

9. 1st-year hospitalists' patients have higher mortality rates than more experienced counterparts

10. Top 10 infection control stories, Dec. 18-22

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