CEBM – Study Designs

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  • Language/s English
  • EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?, 2 - Finding the evidence, 3 - Appraising evidence
  • Difficulty Introductory, Intermediate

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This short article gives a brief guide to the different study types and a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages. See also Levels of Evidence

These study designs all have similar components (as we’d expect from the PICO):

  • A defined population (P) from which groups of subjects are studied
  • Outcomes (O) that are measured

And for experimental and analytic observational studies:

  • Interventions (I) or exposures (E) that are applied to different groups of subjects

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