Q: I want to develop a pediatric pneumonia system but not with original research
Initially, I wanted to draw the attention of the medical community to the lack of pneumonia scoring in pediatrics for admission in tertiary care hospital. What type of articles or where should I look if I don't want to start off with original research?
You may wish to prepare a review article a review article to highlight the lack of an effective pneumonia scoring system in children for admission to tertiary care hospitals. A narrative review article critiques and summarizes the available literature about a particular topic (in your case, different scoring systems in children for admission to tertiary care hospitals).
The purpose of such a review is to give the reader a comprehensive overview of the topic and to highlight significant areas of research. Narrative reviews can also help identify gaps in the literature and help to refine and define research topics.
Depending on the journal you wish to submit your paper to, you may also wish to prepare a short report, letter, or commentary explaining the lack of an effective pneumonia scoring system in children for admission to tertiary care hospitals.
Here are a few more resources you may find helpful:
- INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Differences between a research paper and a review paper
- 6 Article types that journals publish: A guide for early career researchers
Hope that helps. All the best for your study!