Editor’s note

  • CL Teng


Case report is a common feature of general medical journals.

In Med J Malaysia and Singapore Med J, case reports

constitute a quarter to a third of all articles published. However,

in the high impact medical journals, such as N Engl J Med,

Lancet and BMJ, this proportion has shown a marked reduction

in recent years. (copied from article)


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Health. 2005;36(2):456-8.

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Health. 2006;37(5):953-7.

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Yeap BH, Premnath N, Manjit S. Pitfall in diagnostic trauma laparoscopy. Med J Malaysia. 2005;60(1):89-90.

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TengC. (2012). Editor’s note. Malaysian Family Physician, 5(3), 2. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/57
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