Top 10 infection control stories, November 23-27

A guide to reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections, hospitals with low heart attack mortality rates and how to make hospitals feel more homey for the holidays 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 Nov. 23, starting with the most popular.

1. Patient safety tool: AHRQ's guide to reduce CAUTIs

2. 10 states with the highest share of Joint Commission Top Performer hospitals

3. 53 hospitals with the lowest heart attack mortality rates

4. Khloe Kardashian contracts staph infection, possibly while visiting hospital

5. Holidays in the hospital: How to make hospitals feel more like home

6. 10 guiding principles for patient-centered care

7. Healthcare workers support empowering patients to prevent HAIs, study finds

8. Opinion: How gratitude can combat a major patient safety issue — Clinician burnout

9. Are patient satisfaction surveys doing more harm than good?

10. Study: CMS hospital infection data confuses patients

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