Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation – rehabilitation models and shortcomings in outpatient aftercare

Dieter Korczak, Beate Huber, Gerlinde Steinhauser & Markus Dietl
Background The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the bronchial asthma are widespread diseases. They need long-lasting and sustainable rehabilitation. Objectives The goal of this HTA is to describe the present supply and the economic relevance of out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation in conjunction with its social aspects. A further target is to derivate options for actions in the health-care system and possible research necessities. Methods Relevant publications are identified by means of a structured search in...