Study design

Diagn Histopathol (Oxf). 2016 Jul;22(7):246-252. doi: 10.1016/j.mpdhp.2016.06.003.


A brief survey is provided of common designs for medical studies and important issues in their implementation. The designs discussed include those for laboratory studies, clinical trials, cohort studies, case-control and related studies, and diagnostic studies.

Keywords: clinical trials; diagnostic tests; epidemiology; experimental studies; observational studies; randomization.

Publication types

  • Review