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Bias (Epidemiology)

"Bias (Epidemiology)" 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.

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Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. Bias can result from several sources: one-sided or systematic variations in measurement from the true value (systematic error); flaws in study design; deviation of inferences, interpretations, or analyses based on flawed data or data collection; etc. There is no sense of prejudice or subjectivity implied in the assessment of bias under these conditions.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bias (Epidemiology)" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Bias (Epidemiology)" was a major or minor topic of these publication.