[Journal article] Palliative Rehabilitation Improves Health Care Utilization and Function in Frail Older Adults with Chronic Lung Diseases
07 Jul 2021
Published in: Journal of American Medical Directors Association, 2021 Jun 18:S1525-8610(21)00515-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.05.031.
- A stay-in, post-exacerbation palliative rehabilitation program reduces re-admission, hospitalisation length-of-stay and ED visits in patients with chronic lung diseases.
- Frail older persons with significant deconditioning demonstrates greatest functional improvement with such a program.
- Early integration of palliative care with functional rehabilitation leads to increased identification and treatment of dyspnea, anxiety and depression.