Several studies support a reduction in hospital utilization following intervention with pulmonary rehabilitation:
12 Months Prior to Intervention with Pulmonary Rehab
Mean cost of COPD hospitalization (1994): $8800.00
Average LOS (2001): 1.2 episodes of hospital admissions per patient
Mean LOS: 7.4 days
12 Months Following Intervention with Pulmonary Rehab
Mean cost of COPD hospitalization remains unchanged
Average LOS (2002): 0.6 episodes of hospital admissions per patient
Mean LOS: 3.3 days
**Pulmonary rehabilitation decreases hospital LOS for COPD exacerbation by an average of 50%.
**Pulmonary rehabilitation demonstrates a 42% reduction in likelihood of hospital admission over a median 25-week follow-up.
**Pulmonary rehabilitation results in >16% reduction in mortality risk.
Select Respiratory Services offers the most cost-effective approach to the timely and efficient launch of your pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Select Respiratory Services specializes in the timely development and implementation of Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs. We provide expert consulting to organizations interested in reducing their rates of COPD and pneumonia readmissions through the application of evidence-based programs. Let us help your organization by customizing the following programs that best meet the needs of your patient population:
Our expert Respiratory Rehabilitation Consultants will customize the program(s) you need, coordinate implementation, ensure proper billing, train your staff, and provide support services after program launch.
Core Program Components:
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Defined:
“Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive intervention based on a thorough patient assessment followed by patient-tailored therapies which include, but are not limited to, exercise training, education, and behavior change, designed to improve the physical and psychological condition of people with chronic respiratory disease and to promote the long-term adherence to health-enhancing behaviors.”
—American Thoracic Society & European Respiratory Society, 2013
American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (2013). www.aacvpr.org.
Carter. (1999). Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Beytas & Connors. (1993). Organization and management of a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Pulmonary rehabilitation: Guidelines to success. Lippincott.
Hui, et al. (2003). A simple pulmonary rehabilitation program improves health outcomes and reduces hospital utilization in patients with COPD. Chest. 124:94-97.
Man, Polkey, Donaldson, et al. (2004). Community pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalization for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: randomized controlled study. BMJ. 329: 1209-1213.
Puhan. (2011). Cochrane Review.
Spruit, M., Singh, S., Garvey, C., ZuWallack, R., Nici, L., Rochester, C., et al. (2013). An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: key concepts and advances in pulmonary rehabilitation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 188(8):e16-e64.
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