Implementation of a "real-world" learning health care system: Washington state's Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN).

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Surgery, Volume 155, Issue 5, p.860-6 (2014)


2014, May 2014, Public Health Sciences Division


Learning health care systems apply the experiences of prior patients to inform care and help to guide decision making for current patients. These systems should help to deliver more effective, efficient, and appropriate care. Most examples of learning systems derive from integrated care delivery systems and examples of such systems in the community at large have been lacking.