Health Science Case Reports provide a detailed account of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of a single patient or a small sample size of human or animal participants. The Health Science Case Reports Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Health Science Case Reports scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
These documents are meant to provide a resource for practitioners who wish to identify cases like those they are treating in their own practice, researchers who wish to identify areas for further study, or epidemiologists who wish to identify emerging diseases or regional health concerns. SSRN helps with the discovery of these resources by providing a platform for the sharing of early-stage case reports in the Health Science Case Reports Research Network (HSCaseRepRN) while also revealing connections with similar areas of research such as medicine, chemistry, biology, and nursing, among others.
Many of the papers included in the Health Science Case Reports Research Network are preprints: early stage research papers that have not been peer-reviewed. The findings should not be used for clinical or public health decision making and should not be presented to a lay audience without highlighting that they are preliminary and have not been peer-reviewed.