Global innovation fund needs $2 billion; Adult suicides on rise in US;

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> A global innovation fund to support research on superbugs should be at least $2 billion, the head of a review backed by the British government said on Thursday, Reuters reported. Article

> As active shooter incidents increase, the perception of hospitals as community sanctuaries fades, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study

> The United States is experiencing a rising tide of suicides in middle-aged and older adults, driven by the country's economic downturn, new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests. Study

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> Providers should once again expect lawmakers to approve the time-honored patch to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula to ensure physicians don't endure a huge cut in Medicare reimbursement, according to MedPage Today. Article

> As part of its shift from fee-for-service to the value-based payment model, the Department of Health and Human Services should focus on bundled payments, cancer treatment and improving the accountable care organization model. argues a new opinion piece by healthcare economist Ezekiel Emanuel and colleagues for the Center for American Progress. Article

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