Ian Jones, BSc (Hons), RN; Diane Jones, DipCot, SROT.
Ian-Lecturer in Cardiac Nursing, University of Salford; Diane-Senior Occupational Therapist, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (formerly Head Occupational Therapist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Service, Blackpool Victoria Hospital)Despite a number of studies with positive findings (Oldridge et al, 1988; O'Connor et al, 1989; Carlson et al, 2000) a large percentage of people who are discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) are still not receiving adequate cardiac rehabilitation (NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, 1998).
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