publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Clinical “case series”: a concept analysis

Fikri M. Abu-Zidan; Alaa K. Abbas; Ashraf F. Hefny;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: Makerere Medical School
Abstract
Objectives: To analyze the concept of “case series” in the medical literature compared with case reports. Methods: A PubMed search for articles published during 2009 which had “case series” in their title was performed. A total number of 621 articles were retrieved. 586 papers were included in the analysis and 35 were excluded (18 were commentary letters, 5 were not in English, and twelve could not be retrieved by our Library). The number of patients and category of these articles were analyzed. Results: The median (range) of the number of cases of articles having “case series” in their title was 7 (1-6432) cases. 186/ 586 articles had less than 5 cases (31.7%, ...
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free text keywords: Articles, General Medicine, Clinical case, Formal concept analysis, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Research design, Medical literature, business.industry, business
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