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Defined in the health.schema.org extension. (This is an initial exploratory release.)
Canonical URL: http://schema.org/MedicalStudy

Thing > MedicalEntity > MedicalStudy

A medical study is an umbrella type covering all kinds of research studies relating to human medicine or health, including observational studies and interventional trials and registries, randomized, controlled or not. When the specific type of study is known, use one of the extensions of this type, such as MedicalTrial or MedicalObservationalStudy. Also, note that this type should be used to mark up data that describes the study itself; to tag an article that publishes the results of a study, use MedicalScholarlyArticle. Note: use the code property of MedicalEntity to store study IDs, e.g. clinicaltrials.gov ID.

Usage: Fewer than 10 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from MedicalStudy
outcome MedicalEntity  or
Expected or actual outcomes of the study.
population Text Any characteristics of the population used in the study, e.g. 'males under 65'.
sponsor Organization Sponsor of the study.
status EventStatusType  or
MedicalStudyStatus  or
The status of the study (enumerated).
studyLocation AdministrativeArea The location in which the study is taking/took place.
studySubject MedicalEntity A subject of the study, i.e. one of the medical conditions, therapies, devices, drugs, etc. investigated by the study.
Properties from MedicalEntity
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
legalStatus EventStatusType  or
Text  or
MedicalEnumeration  or
The drug or supplement's legal status, including any controlled substance schedules that apply.
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described.

See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of MedicalStudy may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
study MedicalEntity A medical study or trial related to this entity.

More specific Types

Schema Version 2.2