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Programs for rehabilitation of patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency have existed for at least 10 years and have been dedicated to improved quality of life and reduced hospitalization. The experiences of some of the notable workers in this field are included in this comprehensive book, but it suffers in two areas. There are 54 authors of 24 chapters, with needless repetition of principles and material. Also, because the text is directed at a broad group of health workers, much of the material is presented at an elementary level.
The book covers definitions, the organization of a program, and the importance
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:170. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-1-170_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(1):170.
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