The February 2020 issue Minnesota Physician features a cover story on learning health systems and the Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development (MN-LHS) program.
Learning health systems: Bridging the gap between research and practice
More than one-fifth of all medical care may be unnecessary, according to a 2017 article in Health Affairs by Jason Buxbaum and colleagues. This low-value care—that is, patient care with no net benefit in specific clinical scenarios—costs patients, purchasers, and taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars every year. The United States spends more on health care per capita than any of the world’s wealthiest countries, comprising 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2017.