Early versus delayed pulmonary rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial – Can we do it?

Olivia Revitt, Louise Sewell, Sally Singh

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Abstract

Providing outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) following hospitalization for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) has been found to improve exercise capacity, quality of life and a reduction in unplanned hospital admissions and mortality.1 These positive effects, although studied in the short term, have led to national and international guidelines supporting the provision of post-exacerbation PR (PEPR).2,3 However, uptake is poor with less than 10% of hospital discharges for AECOPD completing PEPR.4 We therefore considered whether it would be effective to delay PR for patients who have recently been hospitalized for their AECOPD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalChronic Respiratory Disease
Volume15
Issue number3
Early online date22 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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