Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Still Limited for U.S. COPD Patients

Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Still Limited for U.S. COPD Patients

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Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Still Limited for U.S. COPD Patients

Approximately 40% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in the U.S. — and notably, most of those living in small towns or rural areas — have limited access to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) maintenance programs, according to a recent study. Indeed, roughly 17% of people with COPD from this study, who live in more remote areas, have to travel more than 25 miles, on average, to get to their nearest PR center, the researchers found.…

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