Top 10 infection control stories, Nov. 6-10

The Joint Commission's 2017 quality and safety report, five thoughts from infection control expert Ed Septimus, MD, on implementing a successful antibiotic stewardship program and a study suggesting neurosurgeons can safely perform concurrent surgeries captured 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. 6, starting with the most popular.

1. Former UMC quality officer resigned after Veritas undermined patient safety efforts: 5 things to know

2. Joint Commission releases 2017 quality, safety report: 3 takeaways

3. Oregon hospital to pay $277k fine for not ensuring proper staff breaks

4. 42 states receive 'F' for physician quality transparency

5. Implementing a successful antibiotic stewardship program: 5 thoughts from infection control expert Dr. Ed Septimus

6. Joint Commission: More hospitals adopting, reporting electronic clinical quality measures

7. Joint Commission recognizes 15 hospitals, health systems for contributions to quality data reporting

8. California collaborative reduces C-section rate for first time in 20 years

9. Emory study: Neurosurgeons can run 2 operations at once without endangering patients

10. Alabama hospitals outperform national patient infection average

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