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Observational Study MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Observational Study
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this heading is used as a Publication Type; for original report of the conduct or results of a specific observational study; a different heading OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES AS TOPIC is used for general design, methodology, economics, etc. of observational studies
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A work that reports on the results of a clinical study in which participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to specific interventions (as in an interventional study).
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Natural Experiment
Natural Experiment Study
Naturalistic Observation Study
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Observational Study Preferred
Naturalistic Observation Study Related
Natural Experiment Study Related
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