Reports of original analyses of data on prevalence, causes,
mechanisms, diagnosis, course, treatment, and prevention of disease. [Peer
≤ 275 words, structured
Structure (all study designs except cost-effectiveness studies):
Background, Objective, Design, Setting, Patients (or Participants), Interventions
(if any), Measurements, Results, Limitations, Conclusions
Structure for cost-effectiveness studies:
Background, Objective, Design, Data Sources, Target Population, Time
Horizon, Interventions, Outcome Measures, Results of Base-Case Analysis,
Results of Sensitivity Analysis, Limitations, Conclusions
At the end of the abstract state:
- Registration: If the study is registered, specify the registry and the study’s unique registration number at the end of the abstract.
- Funding Source: State the sources of funding. If none, state so.
≤ 3500 words (excludes abstract and references) Please note
that if accepted for publication, the Editors may request shortening even if
manuscript falls below this limit.
Structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions
Funding Source: Identify the funding source for the study and
its role in the study’s design, conduct, and reporting. Put this information
under the last subheading of the Methods section and title the subhead “Role
of the Funding source.”
IRB Approval: Confirm that an Institutional Review Board approved
the study prior to data collection. If an Institutional Review Board did not
review the study, provide documentation that not seeking Institutional Review
Board review was in accordance with the policy of your institution.