Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality November 2016

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November 2016 • Vol. 2016 No. 6 BECKER'S Infection Control & Clinical Quality Other Feature Stories Through the Eyes of the Patient: Looking Beyond HCAHPS to Improve Patient Experience p. 13 Many Superbug Deaths in US Go Uncounted: 4 Things to Know p. 20 Are Hospital Sinks Doing More Harm Than Good? p. 23 Specific Type of Heater- Cooler Devices Linked to Life-Threatening Infections, CDC Warns: 9 Things to Know p. 24 Nurses' Scrubs Likely Aid Spread of Germs to Patients, Study Finds p. 25 CMS Updates Overall Star Ratings: What's Changed? p. 27 Hospital Quality Measures Need Work: Mass General Experts Weigh In p. 28 SAVE THE DATE Infection Control in the US: 2016 Year in Review Meridian Health Launches Quality Reporting Website in Name of Transparency, Improvement Several organizations offer hospital rankings and publish publicly reported hospital quality data, and it can be confusing for patients to know what information is helpful and where to find it. Patients of Hackensack Meridian Health, however, are in luck — they don't have to look further than Meridian Health's website for that information. Readmissions Past 7 Days May Be Out of Hospitals' Control Most hospital readmissions beyond seven days are attrib- utable to factors beyond a hos- pital's control, findings from a study published in Health Affairs suggest. 2016 has been yet another busy year for infection control and hospital quality professionals, as new hospital rankings were released, the threat of superbugs continued to grow and new infection risks associated with medical devices were uncovered. e Becker's editorial staff broke down five of the biggest infection control, patient safety and quality happenings from this year. See the full story on page 6 See the full story on page 8 See the full story on page 29 Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting April 17-20, 2017 Hyatt Regency | Chicago, Illinois 233 Great Health System Executives Speaking 300 Speakers Total Speaking on 6 Tracks To learn more & register, visit

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