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Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality November / December 2015

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December 2015 l Vol. 2015 No. 6 Also Inside Medication Errors Occur in Half of All Surgeries p. 29 4 Stories on Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship starting on p. 30 Ebola Preparedness Still Lags, Despite Apparent Confidence Boost Among US Hospitals p. 38 10 Most Popular Patient Safety Tools of 2015 p. 43 BECKER'S Infection Control & Clinical Quality Featured 4 Thoughts on Improving Patient Experience p. 11 10 Most Common Patient Complaints, Grievances With Hospitals p. 12 Number of Five-Star Hospitals Decreases Dramatically in CMS Hospital Compare Update p. 14 Becker's Hospital Review 7 th Annual Meeting April 27-30, 2016 Hyatt Regency | Chicago, Illinois 88 Leading Hospital & Health System CEO, CFO & CIO Speakers 208 Great Health System Executives Speaking 280 Speakers Total Speaking on 5 Tracks & 74 Sessions To learn more & register, visit www.BeckersHospitalReview.com/conference/ SAVE THE DATE In a year when quality and infection control in healthcare has been top-of- mind for healthcare executives as these two elements are increasingly tied to their organizations' bottom lines, it was difficult to choose just five events to highlight in this "year in review" piece. But the Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control editorial team did just that. See the full story on page 5. 3 CMOs, CQOs on the Biggest Win for Patients This Year We asked three CMOs and chief quality officers from hospitals and health systems across the nation for a favor: Define the "biggest win" for patients in 2015, in their organization or the industry as a whole. See the full story on page 9. Infecton Control in the US: 2015 Year in Review Hand Hygiene in 2015: 7 Survey Findings Most healthcare workers believe that electronic monitoring systems are signifi- cantly better for improving compliance than manual methods, although very few hospitals have these systems in place, according to a survey of more than 650 infection preventionists and nurses in the U.S. and 200 in Canada. However, the vast majority of respondents report considering the purchase of an electronic system within the next year. See the full story on page 21.

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