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Featured Content: March 2021
Research: Epidemiology and associated factors of polypharmacy in older patients in primary care: a northern Italian cross-sectional study
Developing strategies to reduce polypharmacy and its harmful consequences by studying its epidemiology and associated factors showed that the prevalence of polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications and major drug-drug interactions was considerable.
Research: Exploring rehabilitation potential in older people living with frailty: a qualitative focus group study
Rehabilitation interventions are frequently cited as key in supporting frail older people’s recovery and clinicians are required to make decisions about a patient’s potential to respond to rehabilitation determining their access to services. This study aims to explore perspectives on the concept of rehabilitation potential and how it is assessed in acute healthcare settings.
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77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
66 days to first decision for all manuscripts
199 days from submission to acceptance
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