What is a case-control study?

Academic Article


  • Case-control (case-control, case-controlled) studies are beginning to appear more frequently in the neurosurgical literature. They can be more robust, if well designed, than the typical case series or even cohort study to determine or refine treatment algorithms. The purpose of this review is to define and explore the differences between case-control studies and other so-called nonexperimental, quasiexperimental, or observational studies in determining preferred treatments for neurosurgical patients.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Neurosurgery  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 16304344
  • Author List

  • Dupépé EB; Kicielinski KP; Gordon AS; Walters BC
  • Start Page

  • 819
  • End Page

  • 826
  • Volume

  • 84
  • Issue

  • 4