Top 10 infection control stories, Oct. 17-21

A wrong-patient surgery at a Massachusetts hospital, the troubles facing Indian Health Services hospitals and a Food and Drug Administration investigation into deaths tied to homeopathic teething products piqued the interest of readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Oct. 17, starting with the most popular.

1. Wrong-patient surgery risks Massachusetts hospital's Medicare funding

2. Ghost pepper, eating contest sends man to hospital for 23 days

3. Should patients fear Friday surgeries?

4. Sewage in the OR and physician vacancies: 4 points on the troubles facing Indian Health Services hospitals

5. Dr. Peter Pronovost: 'Patients deserve quality measures that are more science, less sausage-making'

6. Oregon hospital lifts ER quarantine after 5 develop hallucinations

7. FDA investigates 10 child deaths potentially tied to homeopathic teething products

8. Devil's milk: The superbug killer from down under

9. State approves Detroit Medical Center's correction plan for sterilization issues

10. Quality of US outpatient care has not improved consistently, study finds

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