Consecutive case series

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A consecutive case series is a clinical study that includes all eligible patients identified by the researchers during the study registration period. The patients are treated in the order in which they are identified. This type of study usually does not have a control group.

For example, in Sugrue, et al. (2016), a consecutive case series design was used to determine trends in hand surgery research.[1]


  1. ^ Sugrue, C.M., Joyce, C.W., Sugrue, R.M. and Carroll, S.M. (2016), TRENDS IN THE LEVEL OF EVIDENCE IN CLINICAL HAND SURGERY RESEARCH. Hand (New York, N.Y.) 1558944715627619, first published on February 26, 2016 doi:10.1177/1558944715627619

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