WHO warns of reduced attention to Ebola; Minnesota hospital violence bill splits hospitals, nurses;

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> The World Health Organization says declining public interest is a major obstacle to the continued fight against the Ebola outbreak, according to Reuters. Article

> Hospital and nurse groups in Minnesota are split on state legislation aimed at reducing hospital violence, with hospitals arguing that the bill adds unnecessary financial burden to a problem they already address, according to KARE. Article

> A wave of bird flu in China could potentially become a pandemic strain in people, according to a study in Nature. Study

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> At the same time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pressing "full steam ahead" to develop a unique device identifier (UDI) system for medical devices, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is lobbying against its plan to use the UDI on claim forms. Article

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> Although it's hospitals that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will penalize for excessive 30-day readmissions, primary care offices face increasing pressure to do their part to reduce readmissions as well, according to an article from Medscape. Article

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