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Improving the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: qualitative study of experiences and attitudes.

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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation can improve the quality of life and ability to function of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may also reduce hospital admission and inpatient stay with exacerbations of COPD. Some patients who are eligible for pulmonary rehabilitation may not accept an offer of it, thereby missing an opportunity to improve their health status. AIM: To identify a strategy for improving the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation. DESIGN OF STUDY: Qu...

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10.3399/bjgp08x342363

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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
58
Issue:
555
Pages:
703-710
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:3e674cec-d356-45c6-9070-275e5d134a2a
Source identifiers:
195728
Local pid:
pubs:195728

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