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Surgery Special Issue May 2014

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Implementation of a "Real World" Learning Healthcare System

Washington State's Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN)


Most learning health care systems rely on large, integrated delivery systems; not so for Washington’s statewide, patient-centered CERTAIN.

Learning health care systems that rely on shared standardized data, hold great promise to improve the delivery of appropriate, safe, and effective health care. Washington State’s CERTAIN engages patient and clinician advisers to support community-based research and public health initiatives.