Flashmob research


The Flashmob Research method is a form of medical-logoscientific research, with the same (previously mentioned) goals. What is different about the method is that research is conducted in very many hospitals over a short period of time. The data needed to make a reliable statement about a research question are obtained in a shorter time and results will be obtained more quickly. However, this makes this form of research unsuitable for very rare diseases.


In June 2013, Chest published the article "Flash Mob Research: A Single-Day, Multicenter, Resident-Directed Study of Respiratory Rate." In 6 teaching hospitals on 1 day, the noted respiratory rate was compared with the respiratory rate observed by physician assistants. Although the topic and question were anything but novel, the method used, a one-day multi-center study using the "flash mob method" was.