Case-Control Studies

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Written By: 
Milena Griffith, Pharm.D., BCPS, Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellow Midwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

This brief tutorial provides an overview of the case-control study design.  Key issues discussed are the selection of cases and the potential for bias.  The example given - a study by S. Arcoma in the Journal of Abnormal Findings regard the link between clotostrapzin and cancer - is fictitious.