Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 19642
  Title Commentary: Case reports: an important contribution to chiropractic literature
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2007 Jun;51(2):72-74
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Excerpt: Case reports are published because they support findings in previously published cases or because they are useful reminders of an important point in diagnosis or treatment and will add to medical knowledge. The terms case study and case report are often confused. The case study is a more extensive form of a case report. Wikipedia defines the case report as a detailed report of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient.

Robert Yin suggests that the case study is a research strategy. It involves an in-depth, longitudinal examination of a single instance or event: a case. The case report is one of the oldest forms of medical reporting.

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