Title

The Anatomy of a Clinical Study — In Everyday Terms

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of the California Dental Association

ISSN

1043–2256

Volume

46

Issue

9

First Page

561

Last Page

566

Publication Date

9-1-2018

Abstract

This article explains the different parts of a clinical study (including blinding, controls and randomization) and why each part is important. They are explained by examples through two fi ctitious stories that lead to a randomized controlled trial, a case report, a retrospective case-control study and a prospective cohort study.

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