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Revista Cubana de Medicina

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7523versión On-line ISSN 1561-302X


ESPINOSA BRITO, Alfredo. Presentation and discussion of clinical cases. Rev cubana med [online]. 2016, vol.55, n.2, pp.175-180. ISSN 0034-7523.

A case-report has been a long standing tradition in clinical medicine and one of the most motivating ways to share experiences with other colleagues and to transmit knowledge and skills to learners. Added to this, the immediate benefits they represent for health care quality of patients contribute to improving human and professional relationships and awaken a sense of satisfaction in those participating, due to information, opinions, experiences, and suggestions which are exchanged forever very rewarding. However, in recent decades, fashion updates, systematic reviews, issues related to evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, protocols and results of various types of research in the field of clinical carried out with complex designs and application of complicated statistical methods - all issues of concern and must be taken into account - have come to occupy much of the space formerly devoted to of cases reports in various medical journals. The aim of this paper is to emphasize how important it would be to update and improve the reports and discussions of cases from all possible sources and available spaces we have, for the benefits they bring, and their oral communication in events its presence in the medical literature, in order to increase their role in enhancing the flow of knowledge, skills, and ethics that we lack so much in this new times.

Palabras clave : case reports; diagnostic discussion; medical journals; patient safety; quality of care; medical education.

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