The case-case-control study design: addressing the limitations of risk factor studies for antimicrobial resistance.

@article{Kaye2005TheCS,
  title={The case-case-control study design: addressing the limitations of risk factor studies for antimicrobial resistance.},
  author={Keith S. Kaye and Anthony D. Harris and Matthew H. Samore and Yehuda Carmeli},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={346-51}
}
OBJECTIVE There are significant limitations of the standard case-control study design for identifying risk factors for resistant organisms. The objective of this study was to develop a study design to overcome these limitations. DESIGN Theoretical analysis of different types of study designs that can be used in risk factor studies for resistant organisms. RESULTS We developed the case-case-control study design, which uses two separate case-control analyses within a single study. The first… CONTINUE READING