Welcome to the Website for Case Reports
PublishersCARE Guidelines 2013 publication:
- BMJ Case Reports
- Deutsche Ärzteblatt [citation]
- Global Advances in Health and Medicine [citation]
- Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [citation]
- Journal of Dietary Supplements
- Journal of Medical Case Reports [citation]
The CARE guidelines provide a framework to support the need for completeness, transparency and data analysis in case reports and data from the point of care. The acronym CARE was created from CA— the first two letters in case and RE—the first two letters in reports.
The main tools of CARE are the CARE Statement, CARE checklist, and a Case Report Writing Template. These products offer a rationale and a standardized format for authors to prepare more complete and transparent case reports. This in turn will support meaningful evaluation of data from clinical practice for effectiveness. Over time this holds out the possibility of transforming how we think about ‘evidence’ and shift our attitudes toward observations.
If you are using the CARE Statement from this website, we recommend using journal article citations rather than citing the CARE Statement website.
Why endorse the CARE Statement? Developing a reporting guideline is a long and complex process involving many people. Although the CARE Statement has been endorsed by many journals, and translated into several languages, the work is ongoing -- there always is future development and the desire to obtain additional endorsements. Does the use of the CARE Statement improve the quality of reports of randomized controlled trials? This question will be answered as more journals endorse the CARE statement. We believe this type of evidence is the information journals and individuals need. One of the best ways to help us obtain this information is to endorse the CARE Statement.
How to endorse the CARE Statement For journals:
- Include mention of the CARE Statement and refer to the CARE website (www.CARE-statement.org) in the journal's author guidelines section for reporting of case report.
- Include an editorial in the journal about your journal's desire to improve the quality of reporting case reports.
- Allow us to add your journal's name to its list of journal endorsers by contacting us. For conferences:
- Include mention of the CARE Statement or CARE guideline extensions for reporting abstracts of case report and refer to the CARE website (www.CARE-statement.org) on the conference instructions to authors.
- Allow us to add your conference's name to its list of conference endorsers by contacting us.
For medical societies and other editorial groups:
- Draw attention to the Statement in your documents and communication with members.
- Allow us to add your organization's name to its list of endorsers by contacting us.
For individuals and patient group:
- Bring the CARE Statement to the attention of professional organizations. Thank you for considering endorsing the CARE Statement.
We welcome the opportunity to make the CARE guidelines and checklist available in different languages. Please see our [translation policy on ‘About Case Reports’] for more information.
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