Prognosis - 3

Lastly, what exclusions would you include for your study, AND, how long should patients be followed up.

So.....

Lets review what you have come up with. First you thought about patient population, intervention, and outcome to be looked at. Then you chose the ideal type of study. Lastly, you thought about exclusions, and length of follow-up.

Now it's time to search the literature to see if someone has already done your ideal study.