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The case–control study

Matthew Hotopf

in Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

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Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780198515517
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754289 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198515517.003.0008
The case–control study

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The case–control study, if well conducted, is able to give unbiased estimates of effect sizes between exposures and outcomes. They are a particularly efficient design—and this efficiency makes them a more viable approach in the study of rare disorders than cohort studies.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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