Epidemiological studies enhance clinical practice in a number of ways. However, there are many methodological difficulties that need to be addressed in designing a study aimed at the collection and analysis of data concerning fractures and other injuries. Most can be managed and errors minimised if careful attention is given to the design and implementation of the research.
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2014;96-B:863–7.
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This article was primary edited by A. Ross and first proof edited by J. Scott.
- Received February 24, 2014.
- Accepted March 13, 2014.
- ©2014 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery