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Cardiac rehabilitation: into the future.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19815940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac rehabilitation is increasingly recognised as an integral component of comprehensive cardiac care. The evidence supporting its effectiveness in reducing morbidity and mortality and improving quality of life is compelling. Yet, despite this recognition and exhortations that its implementation should be a key priority, most cardiac patients do not receive rehabilitation. Service provision varies markedly and many programmes are focused on select populations, often operate in an inflexible manner and fail to add potential value. Issues of suboptimal referral, enrolment and completion are poorly addressed and the potential for embracing novel methods and the latest technology are rarely exploited. This paper reviews the current status of cardiac rehabilitation and proposes ways to improve access and uptake and reduce inequity to ensure that those who are likely to benefit from this complex intervention do so.
D R Thompson; A M Clark
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2009-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1897-900     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 6TP, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Choice Behavior
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Health Services Accessibility
Heart Diseases / economics,  rehabilitation*
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Referral and Consultation

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