Core concepts in pharmacoepidemiology: Fundamentals of the cohort and case–control study designs

Anton Pottegård*

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Abstract

In this review paper, I outline the principles of the cohort as a sampling frame and provide a basic introduction to the cohort study design and the case–control study design, two of the most important designs in the pharmacoepidemiologist's toolbox. Further, I discuss when to prefer one design over the other. The paper is intended as a primer for people new to the field of pharmacoepidemiology and contains a range of suggestions for additional reading regarding the study designs and related epidemiological topics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Volume31
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)817-826
ISSN1053-8569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

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Keywords

  • case-control study
  • cohort study
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Humans
  • Research Design
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cohort Studies

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