attempts to cluster the multiple challenges and solutions facing patient-oriented research under one umbrella. And third, SPOR proposes a major focus on developing clinical research efforts addressing the needs for improving the quality and efficiency of our health care system.


FIGURE 1 Relationship between SUPPORT units and Research Networks: When combined, SUPPORT units will provide the infrastructure and skills for highly specialized Research Networks to identify and tackle key clinical questions. The primary focus of Research Networks #3 and #4 has not yet been decided by the national steering committee.

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