In-hospital short-term training program for patients with chronic airway obstruction.

@article{Clini2001InhospitalST,
  title={In-hospital short-term training program for patients with chronic airway obstruction.},
  author={Enrico Maria Clini and Katia Foglio and Lu{\'i}s Bianchi and Roberto Porta and Michele Vitacca and Nicolino Ambrosino},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 5},
  pages={
          1500-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the functional benefits and relative costs of administering an intense short-term inpatient vs a longer outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP) for patients with chronic airway obstruction (CAO). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Pulmonary ward and outpatient clinic of a rehabilitation center. PATIENTS Forty-three patients (case subjects) selected on the basis of selection criteria were compared with control subjects matched to them for age… CONTINUE READING

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