Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation examines the history of how pulmonary and cardiac diseases have been treated and shows how that history tends to constrain contemporary thinking in spite of significant advances in treatment.
- Why do only a small percentage of eligible patients enroll in cardiopulmonary rehab programs?
- What percentage of patients can be helped, and in what ways?
- What are the most cost-efficient allocations of scarce financial resources for cardiac and pulmonary patients?
The contributors to this book address these questions and provide answers that are challenging and often quite surprising. The book offers review articles and some original research. The editors’ comprehensive introduction and conclusion provide an invaluable synthesis and overview of current understanding and future directions for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Whether you are a clinician, a researcher, an educator, or an administrator, Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation will give you
- an understanding of how trends in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation during the past century affect current practices,
- hard data that will help you determine the best practices in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation,
- data that will enhance your ability to treat patients you may have assumed were untreatable, and
- a clear overview of recent research in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
This well-researched volume (more than 2,200 bibliographical references) is essential for anyone who deals with cardiac or pulmonary patients. This is the only single volume that probes the scientific, clinical, economic, and even psychosocial frontiers of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.