Epidemiologia&Prevenzione 2020, 44 (5-6) settembre-dicembre Suppl. 2

The COVID-19 pandemic: a stress test for clinical epidemiology

Emanuele Pivetta

Football might be a good metaphor for clinical research on COVID-19. Usually people gather in a sport arena to attend a single match and then change arena for a new match. We might have a strong interest in one match and be absolutely disinterested in another match played in another arena, depending on which teams are playing. The same approach is applicable to a research hypothesis. Each study is usually planned to evaluate a single main aim using a specific design, that is the most appropriate arena (e.g., cohort, case-control, randomized trial,…). However, a different approach sho…Continua su epiprev.it

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