Posted by ImproveCareNow on July 01, 2014
Forrest CB, Margolis P, Seid M, Colletti RB (2014). PEDSnet: How A Prototype Pediatric Learning Health System Is Being Expanded Into A National Network. Health Affairs 33(7), pg. 1171-7.
Except for a few conditions, pediatric disorders are rare diseases. Because of this, no single institution has enough patients to generate adequate sample sizes to produce generalizable knowledge.