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Letter (letter): Communication to the publisher.
Counterfactual and interventionist approach to cure risk factor epidemiology.
International journal of epidemiology
Publication types: Letter
In a recent issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology, Vandenbroucke et al. critique the supposedly growing domination of the ‘counterfactual [and] interventionist’ approach on causality thinking in epidemiology. The authors argue that we should prefer a pluralistic and pragmatic approach for causal inference in epidemiology. They also state that the counterfactual and interventionist approach could damage training in epidemiology. I would rather argue that this approach not only helps training in epidemiology but also could be part of the cure to save risk factor epidemiology.
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