Top 10 infection control stories, Jan. 2-6

Flu activity, Medicare penalties for high rates of healthcare-acquired conditions and how hospitals and nurses should respond to incivility in the operating room captured the attention of readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Jan. 2, starting with the most popular.

1. The 241 hospitals punished 3 years in a row for high infection rates

2. CDC: Flu widespread in 8 states

3. Flu activity on the rise in the US, CDC says: 6 things to know

4. CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden to resign: 3 quotes from the outgoing leader

5. 4 Indiana health systems warn 8,000+ patients of infection risks

6. Incivility in the OR: How hospitals, nurse managers and front-line nurses should respond

7. 10 top hand hygiene stories of 2016

8. 11 hospitals in Virginia with top nurse-patient communication scores

9. 769 hospitals see Medicare payments cut over high HAC rates: 7 things to know

10. Top 10 infection control & clinical quality stories of 2016

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