Predictability of Postoperative Resumption of Work

  • P. Sergeant
  • E. Lesaffre
  • W. Flameng
  • R. Suy
Conference paper

Abstract

The physician’s primary intention has always been the restoration of the patient’s health, defined for the coronary patient as a longer survival and a better quality of life. The current economic crisis which is devastating Western Europe has modified the different aspects of medicosurgical treatment of coronary patients. The restoration of the patient’s social dignity and a near normal personal income has become very important, as has the cost-containment and cost-efficiency of surgical and rehabilitation programs.

Keywords

Economic Crisis Europe Income Cardiol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sergeant
  • E. Lesaffre
  • W. Flameng
  • R. Suy

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