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Optimizing case reports and case series: guidance on how to improve quality

Garcia-Doval, I., Albrecht, J., Flohr, C., Batchelor, J. and Ingram, J. R. 2018. Optimizing case reports and case series: guidance on how to improve quality. British Journal of Dermatology 178 (6) , pp. 1257-1262. 10.1111/bjd.16467

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Case reports and case series remain an important part of journals and are often first to document medical breakthroughs. This article reviews their characteristics, aims and limitations. It provides information on how to increase the validity of the bedside decision‐making process that these studies report, using tools such as validated outcomes and split body or n‐of‐1 trials. A section describing tools to improve writing of case reports and case series provides suggestions for detailed reporting and good evaluation of novelty, validity and relevance. It includes general and British Journal of Dermatology specific guidance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Additional Information: On behalf of the European Dermato‐Epidemiology Network (EDEN)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0007-0963
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 March 2018
Date of Acceptance: 12 February 2018
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 06:20

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