Top 10 infection control stories, Nov. 27 - Dec. 1

Two back-to-back sepsis-related patient deaths at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Mercy Hospital, a Rhode Island hospital that halted admissions due to patient safety concerns and research showing CMS' predecessor to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System worsened care disparities 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 Nov. 27, starting with the most popular.

1. Buffalo's Mercy Hospital faces lawsuits after 2 patients die from sepsis two days apart

2. 10 latest findings on sepsis

3. diff can most frequently be found in floor corners after disinfection

4. Video shows nursing home staff laughing as patient died gasping for air

5. CDC: 5 pediatric flu deaths reported as flu activity increases

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

7. Top 10 infection control stories, Nov. 20-24

8. Harbor Oaks Hospital allegedly inflated staffing levels in anticipation of audit

9. MIPS predecessor worsened care disparities, study finds

10. Kaiser Permanente achieves 22% reduction in antibiotic use with EHR alerts

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