Modelling studies are used widely to help inform decisions about health care and policy and their use is increasing. A model is an analytical methodology that accounts for events over time and across populations, that is based on data drawn from primary or secondary sources and in the context of health care-evaluation. Models are typically used when it is either impossible or impractical to create experimental conditions in which scientists can directly measure outcomes. Direct measurement of outcomes under controlled conditions will always be more reliable than modelled estimates of outcomes.
Related Journals of Modelling Studies
Journal of Association of American Medical Colleges, The American Journal of Medicine,Journal of Physical Activity and Health.