Celebrate National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

 Published: March 14, 2022

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It’s #PRWeek2022! What are you & your teams doing to celebrate and promote Pulmonary Rehabilitation? Join AARC and others in promoting studies that show the benefits and improved survival rates among patients who participate in pulmonary rehabilitation programs. National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week kicked off Mar. 13 and runs through the 19th.

Did you know?

  • Pulmonary Rehab improves the lives of individuals living with lung disease but only 3-4% of Medicare beneficiaries with COPD receive this intervention.
  • Individuals with COPD who receive pulmonary rehab within three months of discharge have a 37% reduced mortality?
  • Individuals with ILD / Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) have a 33% increased survival rate after attending > 80% of planned pulmonary rehab
  • Pulmonary Rehab can improve mortality, exercise capacity, and quality of life.


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