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case study

n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.

case study

a detailed analysis of a person or group with a particular disease or condition, noting characteristics of the disease or condition. Case studies are often used to call attention to new diseases or to diseases entering new populations.

case study

EBM
(1) An in-depth analysis and systematic description of one patient or group of similar patients to promote a detailed understanding of their circumstances.
(2) Research exploring the behaviour and experiences of an individual, group, organisation, community, nation or event. Case studies enable researchers to open up wider issues around their chosen subject

Epidemiology
An uncontrolled (prospective) or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single patient.
 
Medspeak
A description of an experience with a clinical practice innovation project that yields lessons that may be of interest to others.

case study

Anecdotal report, single case report Epidemiology An uncontrolled–prospective or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single Pt
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This case selection strategy of combining most-similar and most-different cases is paired with a "structured-focused" approach to data collection, meaning that the investigation of each case is structured around the same set of questions.
Statistical techniques, such as regression analysis, are also static research approaches and have similar problems to select dimensions of interest and to justify case selection (ibid).
Careful pre-operative diagnosis and appropriate case selection are prerequisites for surgical success.
This masters' thesis study used what Lecomte & Schensul call: Unique Case selection and Comparable Cases selection (Ibid.
There is no universally agreed-upon case selection criteria (Coatoam and Mariotti, 2000; Douglass and Merin, 2002).
We start with the Supreme Court Case Selection Act of 1988.
Within a given institution, variation in the case selection process could make it difficult to compare the results of peer review across committees.
They are of the opinion that the modified morbidity and mortality meeting facilitates a much more detailed description and analysis of a patient's entire clinical course, enabling participants to appreciate that in many instances, the true cause of a complication can be traced back to the preoperative period, where deficiencies in case selection, patient optimization, or diagnosis often predispose patients to complications that occur intraoperatively or postoperatively.
It's true that some studies show an increase in stage IV breast cancer survival after primary site resection but this more likely reflects a bias of case selection than a true benefit of local therapy.
At the beginning of the case selection process, six firms were identified as being pioneers of AMT implementation by experts in the field of Chinese furniture manufacturing.
On the other hand, an IRS official said that the results from PCA-type cases were not used in the development of the new case selection system.
The study distinguishes itself within its subdiscipline for its excellent sources (archival material from all three countries and interviews in Israel), skillful argumentation, and very intelligent case selection.