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Effect of early pulmonary rehabilitation on health care utilization and health status in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD.

Authors
  • Ko, Fanny W S
  • Dai, David L K
  • Ngai, Jenny
  • Tung, Alvin
  • Ng, Susanna
  • Lai, Kenneth
  • Fong, Ricky
  • Lau, Herman
  • Tam, Wilson
  • Hui, David S C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
Publication Date
May 01, 2011
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
617–624
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01921.x
PMID: 21199163
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An early rehabilitation programme following AECOPD led to improvement in quality of life up to 6months, but did not reduce health-care utilization at 1year.

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