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Volume 50, Number 12 December 2021

Cancer is a pervasive global problem with tremendous impact on patients and healthcare utilisation. A Singapore study conducted a retrospective audit of active cancer patients presenting to the emergency department with subsequent admission. The findings revealed that these short admissions have low resource needs and may be potentially managed without inpatient admission.

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The Annals: Welcoming the future of Medicine

What started as a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019, has since evolved into a pandemic with devastating consequences to health and livelihoods.1 Hardly a day passes without...

Characteristics of unplanned hospitalisations among cancer patients in Singapore

Cancer is a pervasive global problem with growing healthcare utilisation and costs.1-3 This situation is similar in Singapore where cancer incidence is on the rise and accounts for nearly 30% of total population mortality.4,5 Singapore data suggests that cancer...

The case for better hospitalisation selection in cancer patients

Public hospital occupancy rates and resource utilisation in Singapore are perennially high. In the last 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant strain on public healthcare systems to balance the demands of the pandemic and...

Multimodal prehabilitation before major abdominal surgery: A retrospective study

Ageing is one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century, presenting a challenge to the practice of medicine globally. As the Singapore population ages, research is needed to refine our knowledge in the care of older...

Healthcare cost of patients with multiple chronic diseases in Singapore public primary care...

The rising occurrence of individuals suffering from multiple chronic diseases, namely multimorbidity, is of public health concern globally.1 The current prevalence of multimorbidity in Singapore ranges from 26 to 89% by various studies depending on the definition used and...

Factors reducing inappropriate attendances to emergency departments before and during the COVID-19 pandemic:...

Since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported in China in late December 2019, the pandemic has spread throughout the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting over 206 million cases and over 4 million...

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The Annals is the official journal of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Established in 1972, Annals is the leading medical journal in Singapore which aims to publish novel findings from clinical research as well as medical practices that can benefit the medical community.

Published monthly, online, open-access and peer-reviewed, Annals is indexed in Index Medicus, Science Citation Index – Expanded, ISI Alerting Services, and Current Contents/ Clinical Medicine. Impact Factor for the Annals in 2020 is 2.473 and 5-year Impact Factor is 2.42.

Annals invites medical professionals to publish their research papers in the journal. After an initial review by the editorial board, those manuscripts that meet specifications will be sent to the reviewers. Papers of sufficient merits will be published. Authors will also be notified if their manuscripts are deemed not suitable for publication.

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