The Australia and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines
Pulmonary rehabilitation is considered a key component of the management of people with COPD and has been shown to reduce symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue, improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and may reduce hospital readmissions after an exacerbation. Typically pulmonary rehabilitation comprises exercise training to increase functional capacity and education to help improve knowledge of disease and self-management.
The Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the practice of PR specific to Australian and New Zealand healthcare contexts. This document provides a summary version of the Guidelines for clinicians and policy makers.
A two-page summary of the key recommendations of is available. This provides a concise version of the guidelines for clinicians and policy makers.