Top 10 infection control stories, Feb. 20-24

How this flu season compares to those in the past, hospitals with the best patient discharge practices and a successful face transplant at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic piqued the interest of readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Feb. 20, starting with the most popular.

1. How this flu season stacks up to past seasons: 5 key metrics

2. 8 hospitals in Maryland with top nurse-patient communication scores

3. How effective is this season's flu vaccine? 6 key points

4. 9 pediatric flu deaths, 1,400 hospitalizations reported in one week

5. Common heartburn drugs linked to chronic kidney damage, study shows

6. 54 hospitals with the best patient discharge communication practices

7. Laundry provider responds in UPMC mold case: 9 things to know

8. 50-hour face transplant surgery successful at Mayo Clinic

9. 10 notes on salary & bonuses for infection control coordinators

10. Washington state officials investigate Swedish Neuroscience Institute's patient care practices

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