Top 10 infection control stories, September 21-25

A mold problem at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, the Institute of Medicine's new report on improving diagnoses and two hospitals cancelling surgeries over patient safety concerns 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 Sept. 21, starting with the most popular.

1. UPMC probes link between mold, patient deaths: 7 things to know

2. UPMC stops organ transplants to investigate, contain mold problem

3. Florida hospital cancels surgeries after air conditioning breaks

4. Minneapolis VA hospital stops surgeries after foreign substance found in sterilization equipment

5. FDA issues infection warning against another type of medical scope

6. Antibacterial soap no better at reducing bacterial contamination than plain liquid soap, study finds

7. 10 ways nurses can improve diagnoses, reduce errors

8. IOM releases landmark report on improving diagnostics in healthcare: 5 key issues

9. 16 Florida hospitals with the cleanest rooms, as reported by patients

10. How many more have to die before regulators take action on Legionnaires' disease?

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