Writing Skills: Writing Case Reports

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Tips for Writing a Case Report for Publication


  • Introduction
  • Case Report
  • History/review of systems/family/social/PM/physical exam vitals/complete systems/imaging/labs/biopsy/treatment/outcomes/prognosis
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Tables/Figures/Images with Captions

Writing the Case Report

  • Select a patient case
  • Decide the target journal
  • Read author instructions for that journal
  • Estimate the probability of acceptance
  • Search for examples of similar published cases

From Kettner NW. Publishing a case report. Oral presentation at: Logan University; 2017; Chesterfield, MO.

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Decide where to publish and then check the journal's guidelines on manuscript submission.  Some popular guidelines are linked below.

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