The effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on healthcare utilization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The Northeast Pulmonary Rehabilitation Consortium.

@article{Raskin2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on healthcare utilization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The Northeast Pulmonary Rehabilitation Consortium.},
  author={Jonathan M Raskin and Peter A Spiegler and Corliss McCusker and Richard L Zuwallack and Mara Bernstein and Jim Busby and Pat DiLauro and Karen E. Griffiths and Margaret C Haggerty and Lynne Hovey and Donna McEvoy and Jane Z Reardon and Kim Stavrolakes and Rebecca Stockdale-Woolley and Peggy Thompson and Grace Trimmer and Louise Youngson},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={231-6}
}
Although pulmonary rehabilitation results in improvement in multiple outcome areas, relatively few studies in the United States have evaluated its effect on healthcare utilization. This study compared aspects of healthcare utilization during the year before to the year after outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease referred to 11 hospital-based centers in Connecticut and New York. Utilization data from 128 of 132 patients who originally gave… CONTINUE READING
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