Methodology minute: An overview of the case–case study design and its applications in infection prevention

Kristen Pogreba-Brown, Erika Austhof, Katherine Ellingson

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Abstract

The case–case study design is a potentially useful tool for infection preventionists during outbreak or cluster investigations. This column clarifies terminology related to case–case, case–control, and case-case-control study designs. Examples of practical applications of the case–case study design include determining risk factors for health care–onset versus community-onset infections, or antibiotic-resistant versus antibiotic-susceptible infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Terminology
Disease Outbreaks
Case-Control Studies
Health

Keywords

  • Case–case
  • Case–case control
  • Methods
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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