StATS: Case cohort design (August 11, 2005)

During a consultation about an NIH research grant, the term "case cohort design" came up. The Case Cohort design is similar to a nest Case Control design, but also has some important differences.

Here are two published examples of a Case Cohort design:

And here are four published examples of a Nested Case Control design:

When I get the time, I will prepare a formal definition of these two terms.

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