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Retrospective Study

  • By: Rebecca Malouin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Retrospective studies are epidemiologic studies characterized by an exposure or outcome of interest that has occurred in the past. A retrospective study design enables an investigator or epidemiologist to identify possible associations between exposures and outcomes, but ...

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