Collaboration of national organizations and the legislative means to advance pulmonary rehabilitation

Respir Care Clin N Am. 1998 Mar;4(1):173-81.


Getting involved in the public policy process empowers health care professionals to help ensure the preservation of patient rights. An organization must form strong relationships with legislators using simple yet occasionally unconventional strategies. Too few patients currently have access to rehabilitative services. Passing national legislation promoting patient access to pulmonary rehabilitation will have a great impact by enabling more and more patients to take advantage of pulmonary rehabilitation programs because they are fully reimbursed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / rehabilitation*
  • National Health Programs / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States