Top 10 infection control stories, Jan. 1-5

The Joint Commission's move to cite individual hand hygiene noncompliance as a deficiency, CMS' payment cuts to 751 hospitals for patient injuries and three ways to improve post-hospitalization sepsis care piqued the interest of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control for the week of Jan. 1, starting with the most popular.

1. New Jersey physician's license suspended after accusations of reusing anal catheters

2. The Joint Commission now cites individual hand hygiene noncompliance as deficiency

3. Oregon VA hospital allegedly turned patients away to increase quality rating: 6 things to know

4. Texas hospital sees 200+ cases of flu in 1 week

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

6. Hand Hygiene Breakthrough Collaborative raises compliance to 85% among physicians, 90% among nurses

7. 3 pediatric flu deaths reported as flu season continues to intensify: 5 things to know

8. Top 10 infection control stories of 2017

9. E. Coli, influenza, whooping cough: 7 recent and ongoing outbreaks

10. 3 ways to improve post-hospitalization sepsis care

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