Clinical Case Reporting
An important and underused resource for improving healthcare
Want to write a clinical case report and share your medical knowledge and win the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award?
Case reporting made easy:

  1. Training - Start with a free online course in scientific case report writing
  2. Writing - The CARE-writer™ tool will support you writing the clinical case report
  3. Sharing - Share and post your report for open access reading.
  4. Submit to Award - Apply for the Clinical Case Award and have the chance to win a grant
Ready to get started?
Select an interesting case from your clinical practice.
Get familiar with the process of writing a case report and follow existing guidelines
of case reporting and patient data protection.

Sound complicated?
We make it easy for you!
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Scientific case report writing in a nutshell
Learn the art of case report writing and publishing in 30 minutes in the SWIHM* case report writing course. Video and other resources will help develop your case reporting skills, whether you’re an inexperienced writer or experienced and just want to update your knowledge.
* Scientific Writing in Health and Medicine
Go for your free training here!
CARE-writer™:
Create your clinical case manuscript with ease
Create a shareable case report manuscript with the support of the CARE-writer™.
This tool helps you succinctly capture your knowledge in a structured way
and provides tips and examples.
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Submit your clinical case report to the award
Post your completed case report on a preprint platform, or publish it in a medical peer-reviewed journal to receive a DOI*.
With the DOI for your case report you can participate in the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award.
*Digital Object Identifier
Participate in the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award competition
The Reckeweg Clinical Case Award
for the Best Clinical Case Report in Multitarget Therapies
Do you have an interesting clinical case report describing patient treatment with a multitarget therapy?
Participate in the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award competition. Report your experience using multitarget therapy .
Find out more about the award
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With our free training course, writing tool, and the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award,
we encourage and support healthcare professionals to share their practical experience
as clinical cases to contribute to medical knowledge.

About clinical case reports

A clinical case report is a study of health events affecting an individual. It may present a medical challenge, interesting outcome, or experience with a new treatment. A well-written case report is useful in understanding a single case and offers readers detailed insights. When properly recorded and shared with other healthcare professionals, it may improve future decision making.

Why should you care about clinical case reporting?

Case reports don’t just convey new information. They may also generate hypotheses for future clinical studies, and are indispensable teaching tools. As a case report author, you add new knowledge to current medical evidence. Your findings and hypotheses may be reflected upon by other healthcare professionals, resulting in the discovery of novel treatments. Also, sharing medical knowledge can be a great learning experience and introduce you to academic writing.

About us

We’re a group of doctors, scientists, and publication professionals from industry and academia. We’re passionate about sharing personal clinical expertise and experiences within the medical community. All too often, learning opportunities from case reports are ignored in favour of large patient series and randomised controlled trials. To address this problem, we have developed a simple writing tool that enables clinicians to compile their reports quickly.
Heel GmbH supports this initiative with the Reckeweg Award grant for the Best Clinical Case Report in Multitarget Therapies. If you’ve recently published or posted a clinical case about treatment with multitarget therapy, you can participate and be eligible to win a prestigious grant.

Start writing your clinical case report now!

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Here's how:

Before you start writing the case

Choose an interesting case from your daily practice, and remember to ask for patient’s consent to write about and publish their case. Medical ethics require that such consent should be in written form and signed by both the healthcare professional and patient. If you’re interested in applying for the Reckeweg Award for the Best Clinical Case Report in Multitarget Therapies, check the conditions for entry and general rules. Here, you’ll also find all the necessary information for writing a high-quality clinical case manuscript.

Step 1: General rules

Like any scientific study, a clinical case report should be ethical and comply with local and global data privacy regulations and scientific conduct guidelines. For a clinical case report, that means written patient consent should be obtained, all patient health data should be anonymised, and the text should follow the CARE (CAse REport) guidelines.
Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through all the things you need to know.

Step 2: Not experienced in scientific writing? We’ll support you.

Was medical school a long time ago, and you need a refresher in scientific writing? Or have you never written a case report in the form of a scientific manuscript? Learn the art of case report writing and publishing in the SWIHM case report writing course. Videos and other resources will help you write strong case reports, whether you’re an inexperienced writer or experienced but want to update your knowledge. Register and start the free 30-minutes video course.
If you’re already an expert in case report writing, you can skip the course and start writing your case report with the CARE-writer™.

Step 3: Write a case report ready for publishing

The CARE-writer™ is an online writing and formatting tool that helps you collect and summarise relevant data and create a shareable case report manuscript. The CARE-writer™ was developed in 2019 by the CARE Group, which includes academic and healthcare professionals around the world. They authored the CARE guidelines for writing clinical case reports to support transparency and accuracy in case report publications. After completing your case report with the CARE-writer™, it will be ready to share with other healthcare professionals through posting as a preprint or publishing in the peer-reviewed medical journal. Once posted or published, it can be cited. And if you receive a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for your case report, it’s eligible for the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award.

Step 4: Submit your Clinical Case - Share your knowledge

Have you written a clinical case report manuscript following all ethical, data protection, and the CARE guidelines? Make it accessible for others by posting it on a preprint platform. Your manuscript will receive a DOI and you’ll be able to share it as a reference. The DOI of your case report is a requirement for applying to the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award competition.

All questions answered?

Join our medical community!

We will provide you free resources to support you in writing clinical case reports and participate in the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award.

If you have not registered yet, you can do this here: » Register with e-mail.

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