Top 10 infection control stories, March 7-11

An Iowa health system's struggle with wrong-site surgeries, the cost burden of quality reporting and a mysterious bacterial blood infection outbreak 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 March 7, starting with the most popular.

1. Time out: Health system in Iowa has 4 wrong-site surgeries in 40 days

2. Reporting quality measures is costly, not useful for physician practices, survey finds

3. Source of Wisconsin blood bacteria outbreak still unknown; CDC sends more investigators

4. Truven Health Analytics names 100 Top Hospitals: 5 takeaways

5. 44 hospitals with the best patient discharge information practices

6. Patients exposed to scabies at New Hampshire hospitals

7. Cleveland Clinic: First uterus transplant in US is unsuccessful

8. Consumer Reports rates hospitals on C. diff infections: 4 highest, 24 lowest performing teaching hospitals

9. Bacterial bloodstream infection linked to 18 deaths in Wisconsin

10. Sutter hospital loses operating room backup power, cancels surgeries

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