A tutorial on the use of instrumental variables in pharmacoepidemiology Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
  • Epidemiologic Research Design
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

abstract

  • IV analysis should be used cautiously because the validity of IV estimates relies on assumptions that are, in general, untestable and difficult to be certain about. Thus, assessing the sensitivity of the estimate to violations of these assumptions is important and can better inform the causal inferences that can be drawn from the study. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

publication date

  • January 2017

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pds.4158

PubMed ID

  • 28239929

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