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Top tips for communicating the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation 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. So how can referrers and practitioners who run courses communicate the benefits of PR to patients?

Last modified: 
03/12/2020
Author(s): 
Clare Cook, Siobhan Hollier and Fran Robinson
Category: 
Clinical resource or information
PCRU
Derivation: 
PCRS Produced / Collaboration
Clinical Area: 
COPD
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Listing Status: 
Current