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July 2016 Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality

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July 2016 • Vol. 2016 No. 4 ALSO INSIDE 6 Hand Hygiene Stories Starting on p. 25 CDC Warns US Hospitals of Emerging, Deadly Yeast Infection p. 28 20% of Hospitals Don't Have a Policy to Handle 'Never Events' p. 30 BECKER'S Infection Control & Clinical Quality FEATURED CMS Officials to Hospitals: Stop Misusing HCAHPS Measures p. 15 CMS' Proposed Rule for Hospitals: Reduce Antibiotic Use or Exit Medicare p. 42 Untreatable Superbug Makes its Way to US for First Time p. 44 100 Patient Safety Benchmarks | 2016 Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause of Death in the US e CDC lists chronic respiratory diseases as the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer, but researchers from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins beg to differ. ey analyzed data from an eight-year period and found medical errors are the true third leading cause of death in the U.S. Spotlight on Zika A 10-story spread on the mosquito-borne virus, including its link to birth defects, how to protect healthcare workers from transmission during labor and delivery and a Q&A with an infectious disease expert in Miami. See the full story on page 5 See them all starting on page 18. See the full story on page 27. Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality has compiled a list of 100 pa- tient safety benchmarks from various sources for hospital comparison. Becker's Hospital Review 5 th Annual CEO & CFO Roundtable November 7-9, 2016 Swissotel | Chicago, Illinois 59 Hospital and Health System CEOs, 27 Hospital and Health System CFOs Speaking; 103 Hospital Executives Speaking; 165 Speakers Total Speaking on 6 Tracks and 70 Sessions To learn more & register, visit www.BeckersHospitalReview.com/conference or call 800-417-2035 SAVE THE DATE

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