Top 10 infection control stories for December

A story on the mysterious resurgence of scarlet fever, CMS' update to its overall hospital star ratings and the reasons physicians don't recommend do-not-resuscitate tattoos piqued the interest of readers last month.

The 10 most-read stories from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control in December are listed below, beginning with the most popular.

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

2. Scarlet fever is making a comeback — and no one knows why

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

4. 32 quality measures CMS is considering for 2018 pre-rulemaking

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

6. Why physicians don't recommend DNR tattoos

7. More hospitals are using 'substitute physicians' — are they safe?

8. Leapfrog: Chicago hospital's lawsuit is '11th hour gambit' to change safety grade

9. Rhode Island orders Memorial Hospital to halt admissions, citing patient safety concerns

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

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