Textual unit or block; a textual paragraph.
This element does not have to be a well-formed paragraph as defined in high school English class, i.e., “a block of text representing a single idea, typographically differentiated from its neighbors”. Rather, the element <p> is a block (as opposed to inline) structural unit which may be only a few words in length.
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Any combination of:
<abstract>, <ack>, <annotation>, <app>, <app-group>, <author-comment>, <author-notes>, <bio>, <body>, <boxed-text>, <caption>, <def>, <disp-quote>, <fig>, <fn>, <glossary>, <list-item>, <note>, <notes>, <open-access>, <ref-list>, <sec>, <speech>, <statement>, <supplementary-material>, <table-wrap-foot>, <trans-abstract>
<article> <front>...</front> <body> <sec sec-type="intro"> <title>Introduction</title> <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 sec-type="methods"> <title>Methods</title> <p>The primary question addressed was ...</p> <sec> <title>Inclusion criteria</title> <p>We set out to identify all ...</p> </sec> <sec> <title>Search strategy</title> <p>We searched for ...</p> </sec> ... </sec> ... </body> ... </article>