2. Create a summary with the CARE-writer™
3. Share the case report summary
We provide a free course and writing tool to encourage clinical case reporting of valuable patient cases
The experience gained from managing unusual or rare cases is a valuable but often ignored resource.
Patient cases are a great but often ignored resource. As healthcare practitioners, by learning from each other’s practice experiences, we all become better at clinical workup, a valuable skill as we seek to make personalized medicine a reality. Unfortunately, many clinicians believe that they do not have the skills or time to write a good case report. Many interesting cases remain unreported, clinical insights are thus not shared, and opportunities for further research are lost. With this initiative, we encourage clinicians to contribute to sharing clinical insights. This initiative promotes the art of clinical case report writing by means of an online training program and a simple, free-of-charge writing tool. We are also offering clinicians the added incentive of possibly winning a valuable prize by participating in a clinical case award competition.
To promote the dissemination of short case report summaries with important insights for better patient care.
- To share clinical insights that improve patient care
- To encourage the publication of case reports
- To teach the basics of case report writing and publishing
- To make it easier for clinicians to write an impactful case report and/or summary using a simple, free-of-charge tool
- To raise your author profile
- To encourage case report writing by inviting you to participate in a prize-winning competition
Who are we?
We are a group of doctors, scientists and writers with an interest in better health communication.
We are a group of doctors, scientists and publication professionals from industry and academia. We are passionate about sharing personal clinical expertise and experiences within the medical community. All too often, learning opportunities from case reports are ignored in favor of large patient series and randomized controlled trials. To address this problem, we have developed a simple writing tool that enables clinicians to quickly develop their reports.
ARE YOU A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER WORKING WITH HUMAN OR ANIMAL PATIENTS?
SHARE YOUR CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER PRACTITIONERS
This web resource will support you in writing and sharing clinical case report summaries.
Once you have registered, you will have access to:
Learn the art of case report writing and publishing in the case report writing course. Videos and other resources will help you to become proficient in case report writing.
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What is a clinical case report?
A clinical case report is a study of health events affecting a single patient. It may present a medical challenge, specific outcome or experience with a new treatment. A well-written case report is a useful tool. It provides a better understanding of a single case and offers the reader an opportunity to gain detailed insights. When adequately recorded and shared with other healthcare practitioners, it may help to improve future decision making.
What is a clinical case report summary?
A clinical case report summary is a short version of a case report. It typically includes all the necessary information in the form of keywords or short sentences. Case summaries may be considered an intermediate step in writing and publishing case reports. They can be quickly disseminated by posting on preprint servers, a resource often used by clinicians to discuss complicated cases and seek advice for patient care.
Why do clinical case reports matter?
Case reports not only convey new information. They may also generate hypotheses for future clinical studies and are an indispensable teaching tool. As a case report author, you add new knowledge to current medical evidence. Your findings and hypotheses may be examined by other clinicians, resulting in the discovery of novel treatments. In addition, sharing medical knowledge can be a great learning experience and introduce you to academic writing.
Why good medical writing matters
Sharing information improves patient care.
It contributes to medical knowledge.
It provides a great educational experience.
It improves your academic writing skills.
It helps you to publish and to improve your author profile.
You may win a Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg Clinical Case Award.