National Academy of Medicine

A Win for the Learning Health System

By Richard Platt, Susan S. Huang, Jonathan B. Perlin
May 29, 2013 | Commentary

A central tenet of the learning health system philosophy is that evidence development should be part of care delivery. Furthermore, it should be possible to address difficult problems in the learning health system; health care associated infections are such problems. They are among the most serious complications of health care, and are increasingly demonstrated to be avoidable.

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