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Control of confounding and reporting of results in causal inference studies: guidance for authors from editors of respiratory, sleep, and critical care journals

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The 21st century has brought with it a welcome call for increased rigor in observational research methods (1, 2). It is not that observational research methods are inherently flawed – they are not (3, 4). Observational studies can contribute valuable evidence supporting causal associations when designed and conducted using rigorous methods. The “flaws” are a result of reliance on outdated methodology, inadequate attention to threats to validity (such as confounding), opaque reporting of resul...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1513/annalsats.201808-564ps

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Publisher:
American Thoracic Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of the American Thoracic Society Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
22–28
Publication date:
2018-09-19
Acceptance date:
2018-09-18
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EISSN:
2325-6621
ISSN:
2329-6933
Pmid:
30230362
Source identifiers:
923233
Language:
English
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pubs:923233
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uuid:36b9a9af-309a-4dc8-943c-64287a72702a
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pubs:923233
Deposit date:
2018-10-15

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