Pulmonary rehabilitation is a complex intervention with growing evidence, effective and without side effects, which led to a wide acceptance in the last years. Its history is young, in the 1960s and 1970s clinicians started to establish a comprehensive program for pulmonary patients. This article is a very subjective and brief description of the history of pulmonary rehabilitation and an attempt to picture the status quo 2015 in Austria.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine