Case-crossover design in air pollution epidemiology.

  title={Case-crossover design in air pollution epidemiology.},
  author={Jouni J. K. Jaakkola},
  journal={The European respiratory journal. Supplement},
The case-crossover design was developed to study the effects of transient, short-term exposures on the risk of acute events, such as myocardial infarction, in the early 1990s. This paper illustrates how the principles of case-crossover design are related to the principles of crossover and case-control designs and stipulates the possibilities of case-crossover design in air pollution epidemiology. In the case-crossover design, the study population consists of subjects who have experienced an… CONTINUE READING
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