Study on prevalence of disease

#1
Greetings!

Can someone advise me on what is the appropriate name for the retrospective study of prevalence of certain disease within patients screened in a single facility?

Is it crossectional retrospective study, or retrospective prevalence study? Or retrospective prevalence blah-blah among the patients of the hospital?

Can this results be extrapolated to the area covered by this hospital?

Thanks!
 

hlsmith

Omega Contributor
#2
Many studies won't fall into a commonly know group name. You just have to pick out the components that describe it.


Observational
Retrospective
Cross-sectional
Diagnostic


Retrospective Diagnostic Study, then you can better define the other components in your methods section. Typically retrospective implies observational; diagnostic may imply cross-sectional.


Who got screening, what were the methods to reach them? That is who you can generalized finding to.