How to prepare a good clinical abstract

abstract4How to prepare a Clinical Abstract – for publication

Specify word length (250-300 words)
IMRAD  format (introduction, methods, results, discussion)
Re-check before submission
No abbreviations in abstract
Avoid p values but use confidence intervals








Example of a structured abstract










Abstract for a case presentation










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Dr Mansoor Ali K R BHMS,MD(Hom)
Associate  Professor- Govt. Homeopathic Medical College, Calicut
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