A 54 year analysis of articles from Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - 168 articles cited 999 times
PubMed and Google Scholar were searched to obtain articles originating from Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - 1958 to August 2011 (54 years). 168 articles cited 999 times were retrieved giving about 6 citations per article. Analysis of publication trends over time as well as publication avenues is made. The full research dataset for this study is shared. This study adds to the body of knowledge on teaching hospital research performance assessment particularly in low-income settings, a topic with few studies. Africa needs data on research.