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Case Reports


A case report is a comprehensive record of a patient's symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment follow-up. Case reports focus on unique or uncommon occurrences and are considered fundamental in advancing medical knowledge by introducing new ideas and perspectives.

Case reports aim to improve global health and increase clinical understanding by conveying important best practice information or by sharing teaching points from rare or unusual situations.

  • Case studies should not encompass large populations/numbers of patients
  • The author(s) must be involved in the direct care of the patient
  • The author(s) must obtain written consent from the patient (where practical)
  • All information including images/photographs must be de-identified/non-identifiable

Consent must be obtained from participants via the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Case Report Patient Consent Form.


Discuss the proposal with the patient

  • Obtain written consent from the patient
  • Draft the case report
  • Obtain head of department approval
  • Submit to CALHN Research Services:
    • The signed patient consent form
    • The abstract
    • Approval by the medical/nursing/allied health lead, clinical practice director, or equivalent (email is sufficient)

For further information contact CALHN Research Services on 08 7117 2224, or via email at

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