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Three experts say that pulmonary rehabilitation programs don’t necessarily result in improved lung function but are associated with improved physical and other sorts of functioning. Less than 5% of those who might benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation services received them.
Carolyn L. Rochester, M.D., Martijn A. Spruit, PT, Ph.D., and Anne Holland, PT, Ph.D., recently published a concise, 1.5 page review article in about the current status of pulmonary rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic respiratory diseases in JAMA. Here are five takeaways from their article: