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The Economic Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Principles, Methods and Problems of Evaluation

  • Veikko Kallio


Two major indicators of successful rehabilitation are social integration of the patient and return to meaningful and productive activities. The economic effects of rehabilitation — both costs and benefits — may often be difficult and even impossible to calculate with any precision. Improvement of quality of life, such an important goal for rehabilitation, is not easily transferable to monetary units. Nevertheless, attempts have and should be made to evaluate rehabilitation activities even from economical points of view. It will help to direct investments of limited resources available for development of rehabilitation services1.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Cardiac Rehabilitation English Summary Operation Operation Successful Rehabilitation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Veikko Kallio
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rehabilitation Research Center of the Social Insurance InstitutionTurku 72Finland

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