2000 OPEN FORUM Abstracts
LONGTERM PATIENT OUTCOMES OF A PULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Jennifer Wiseman RRT, RCP, CPFT, Melissa W. Sloban BA, RRT, RCP; Parma Community General Hospital, Parma Ohio
BACKGROUND: A random selection of Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients were tracked for three years after completion of the program. The sample size was 38% of the patient population at the time the study began.
METHOD: Medical records review and follow-up patient interviews at least annually targeted 6 key indicators
2. Admission/readmission rates of surviving participants
3. Percentage of participants still active in Fitness Club
4. Percentage of participants with 2 or more admissions in 12 months
5. Percentage of participants with one admission in 12 months
6. Percentage of participants with no hospital admissions
1. Three year mortality rate was 10% with 40% of deaths being unrelated to Pulmonary disease.
2. Admission rates decreased from 150% to 5%
3. Continuation in exercise program increased from 0% to 23%
4. Two or more admissions decreased from 52% to 0%
5. One admission per year decreased from 28% to 5%
6. No admissions for one year went from 20% to 95%
CONCLUSION: The long-term study demonstrates long-term benefits of participation in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.