Top 10 infection control stories for October

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Two patient deaths linked to care delays at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, what patients really want physicians to do after a medical error and CMS' new initiative to curb the burden of quality reporting piqued the interest of readers last month.

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

1. Hershey Medical Center cited for care delays that contributed to 2 patient deaths

2. 55 sickened with antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to pet store puppies in ongoing outbreak

3. Arkansas VA hospital under review for not updating surgical equipment cleaning processes

4. What patients really want physicians to do after a medical error

5. Detroit mother sentenced to 7 days in jail for failing to bring son's vaccination record up to date

6. Sepsis initiatives may hinder antibiotic stewardship, boost C. diff rates

7. Why lung transplant patients rejected by other hospitals seek UPMC

8. Employee's used bandage found in sandwich served at Colorado hospital cafeteria

9. CMS rolls out 'Meaningful Measures' initiative to curb burden of quality reporting

10. Cloth skullcaps mitigate OR contamination more effectively than disposable headgear

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