Top 10 infection control stories, Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

CMS' "Meaningful Measures" initiative to curb the regulatory burden associated with quality reporting, the first pediatric death of the 2017-18 flu season and a study linking outpatient antibiotic use to Clostridium difficile infection 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 Oct. 30, starting with the most popular.

1. Is this year's flu vaccine effective? Not everyone is convinced

2. CMS rolls out 'Meaningful Measures' initiative to curb burden of quality reporting

3. Washington Post report about patient death prompts investigation of United Medical Center

4. Why lung transplant patients rejected by other hospitals seek UPMC

5. CDC reports 1st pediatric flu death for 2017-18 flu season

6. Nurses accuse Tenet's DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital of patient safety violations

7. Flu vaccine improves outcome rate for other infections: 6 study findings

8. Study: 4 in 10 healthcare professionals work with flu-like symptoms

9. Cloth skullcaps mitigate OR contamination more effectively than disposable headgear

10. Outpatient antibiotic use linked to C. diff infections

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