• Editorial

Invited Commentary: When Case-Control Studies Came of Age

Citation

Rothman, K. J. (2017). Invited Commentary: When Case-Control Studies Came of Age. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185(11), 1012-1014. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwx074

Abstract

In his 1976 paper "Estimability and Estimation in Case-Referent Studies" (Am J Epidemiol. 1976; 103(2): 226-235), Miettinen weaved together a patchwork of new ideas into a coherent view of case-control studies. His article spurred theoretical development in epidemiologic methods and became a platform for teaching about some key concepts in epidemiologic study design.