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Communicating the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation

How can referrers and practitioners who run courses communicate the benefits of PR to patients?

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been included as a key intervention in the NHS Long Term Plan. However the PR audit1 showed that only 62% of people referred go on to complete the course. Moreover, the greatest attrition in the referral process occurs between referral to first contact with PR.