Cost effectiveness of an outpatient multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation programme.

@article{Griffiths2001CostEO,
  title={Cost effectiveness of an outpatient multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation programme.},
  author={Timothy L Griffiths and Ceri J. Phillips and Siobhan Davies and Michael L Burr and Ian Allen Campbell},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={779-84}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation programmes improve the health of patients disabled by lung disease but their cost effectiveness is unproved. We undertook a cost/utility analysis in conjunction with a randomised controlled clinical trial of pulmonary rehabilitation versus standard care. METHODS Two hundred patients, mainly with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, were randomly assigned to either an 18 visit, 6 week rehabilitation programme or standard medical management. The difference… CONTINUE READING
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