BMJ Case Reports is coming up to publishing its 3000th report soon but one aspect that hasn't been explored as much as others is the patient perspective.
The patient's voice is an important aspect to come through in a case report but their input often ends with signing the consent form! It doesn't have to be like that. The consequences of a particular condition or treatment on the person are often important reminders of clinical lessons or the sources of new hypotheses. The experience of patients with healthcare systems can help document and improve clinical performance.
Any e-patients out there that want to work on a patient perspective style case report? I'd be very happy to help.