Case Studies / Case Reports

Obtain written patient consent for case studies / case reports.

The British Medical Journal Confidentiality Position Statement and Consent Form is useful for reference. Please contact the journal in which you wish to publish for their equivalent.

This also applies in respect of a case series, which is "a report on a series of cases with similarities."

Research Ethics Committee approval is not required in respect of a single case study or case report, or in respect of a case series, which involves less than five reports.