Body of the Article

The main textual portion of the article that conveys the content

Related Elements

A journal article <article> may be divided into three parts:

  1. the <front> (the article metadata or header information, for the article);
  2. the <body> (textual and graphical content of the article); and
  3. any <back> (ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  body         %body-model;                                 >

Expanded Content Model

((boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | fig | graphic | media | preformat | 
supplementary-material | table-wrap | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | p | def-list | list | 
disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group)*, 


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<sec sec-type="intro">
<p>Geriatric day hospitals developed rapidly in the United Kingdom in the 1960s
as an important component of care provision. The model has since been widely
applied in several Western countries. Day hospitals provide multidisciplinary
assessment and rehabilitation in an outpatient setting and have a pivotal
position between hospital and home based services. Although there is
considerable descriptive literature on day hospital care,<xref ref-type="bibr"
rid="B1">1</xref> concern has been expressed that evidence for effectiveness is
equivocal and that day hospital care is expensive.<xref ref-type="bibr"
rid="B2">2</xref> We therefore undertook a systematic review of the randomised
trials of day hospital care.</p>
<sec sec-type="methods">
<p>The primary question addressed was ...</p>
<title>Inclusion criteria</title>
<p>We set out to identify all ...</p>
<title>Search strategy</title>
<p>We searched for ...</p>