Introduction: This paper describes the methodology of partial identification and its applicability to empirical research in preventive medicine and public health. Methods: The authors summarize findings from the methodologic literature on partial identification. The analysis was conducted in 2020–2021. Results: The applicability of partial identification methods is demonstrated using 3 empirical examples drawn from published literature. Conclusions: Partial identification methods are likely to be of considerable interest to clinicians and others engaged in preventive medicine and public health research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health