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Cross-Over Studies

"Cross-Over Studies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cross-Over Studies" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cross-Over Studies" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1108 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 78 publications in 2017
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