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A journal article <article> may be divided into three parts:
  1. the <front> (the metadata or header information for the article, such as the title and the published date);
  2. the <body> (textual and graphical content of the article); and
  3. any <back> (ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).


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Expanded Content Model

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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>