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Featured Content: April 2021
Research: Costs and effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment in primary care for older adults with high risk for hospitalisation
Healthcare systems need effective strategies to identify vulnerable groups of older patients, assess their needs and plan their care proactively. In this study to evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) of older adults with a high risk of hospitalization the authors conduct a prospective, pragmatic, matched-control multicenter trial at 19 primary care practices in Sweden.
Research: A systematic review of the evidence for deprescribing interventions among older people living with frailty
Older people living with frailty are often exposed to polypharmacy and potential harm from medications. Targeted deprescribing in this population represents an important component of optimizing medication. This systematic review aims to summarize the current evidence for deprescribing among older people living with frailty.
BMC Geriatrics is calling for papers as part of a cross journal collection themed on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition Journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, and BMC Geriatrics. The submission deadline is 31 Dec 2021.
BMC Geriatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members
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Get credit for your data!
Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
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Top Altmetric Articles of 2020
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Annual Journal Metrics
77 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
67 days to first decision for all manuscripts
199 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication
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