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From Case Investigation to the Case-Control Method: Information for Decision Making

Haroutune K. Armenian

in The Case-Control Method: Design and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187113
eISBN:
9780199864898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187113.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explains first why the use of epidemiology for decision making in the health professions makes the discipline an information science. As a first step, case investigation is presented as ... More


Overview of Study Designs

Harvey Checkoway, Neil Pearce, and David Kriebel

in Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195092424
eISBN:
9780199864553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092424.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The choice of epidemiologic study design is largely dictated by the health outcomes of primary interest, feasibility, and availability of valid exposure data. This chapter provides brief descriptions ... More


Research on and with ethnic minority groups: Past and future

Bhopal Raj S.

in Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568179
eISBN:
9780191724091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568179.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that the challenge of ethnicity and health research includes demonstrating tangible health benefits in addition to satisfying curiosity. The full range of public health science ... More


Other Study Designs

Daniel Westreich

in Epidemiology by Design: A Causal Approach to the Health Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190665760
eISBN:
9780190665791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665760.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

In Chapter 8, the author discusses several other key study designs, including some of the more “traditional” epidemiologic designs, among them case reports and series, case-crossover studies, and ... More


The Generation of Evidence in Medicine: Evaluating the Benefits and Harms of Treatment

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Federal mandates for comparative effectiveness research enacted during the 2000’s are intended to increase the kind of high-quality evidence that doctors and patients need for optimal clinical ... More


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