Top 10 infection control stories, February 15-19

Updates on the Zika virus epidemic, new core measures for quality-based payments from CMS and AHIP and deficiencies at a Florida hospital 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 Feb. 15, starting with the most popular.

1. CMS, AHIP release first core measures for quality-based payments: 5 things to know

2. The number of armed security guards in hospitals is growing — so is the debate over their necessity

3. Investigation finds 10 deficiencies at Florida hospital that forcibly removed patient in December

4. Zika update: Is Zika or the water supply to blame for spike in microcephaly?

5. Nurses — The closest thing to a silver bullet in boosting hand hygiene compliance

6. 2 US women miscarry after contracting Zika virus while abroad

7. Wrong-patient procedure performed on newborn at Tennessee hospital

8. CDC finds strongest link yet between Zika and microcephaly

9. FDA issues guidance to keep blood supply safe from Zika virus

10. High nurse staffing ratios linked with reduced patient mortality: 3 study findings

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