Maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation: Can we keep the good times rolling?
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Pulmonary rehabilitation works. For cost-effectiveness in COPD care, it is second only to smoking cessation. However, the benefits gained tend to fade with time. Alternate-week in-person maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation provided by trained practitioners also works. Unfortunately, long-term attendance at maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation programs is poor.
Ramakrishnan, S. (2022). Maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation: Can we keep the good times rolling?. Chest, 162(6), 1227-1228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2022.09.006