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Clinical Study Types - for Librarians

Epidemiologic Studies

PubMed's Epidemiologic Studies include what are ofter considered Observational Studies.  See the tab to the left for Observational Studies for more information.

Per PubMed's MeSH terms, Epidemiologic Studies are:

Studies designed to examine associations, commonly, hypothesized causal relations. They are usually concerned with identifying or measuring the effects of risk factors or exposures. The common types of analytic study are CASE-CONTROL STUDIES; COHORT STUDIES; and CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDIES.  Year introduced: 1998

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