Shields, G. E., Wells, A., Doherty, P., Heagerty, A., Buck, D., & Davies, L. M. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation: a systematic review. Heart, 104(17), 1403-1410
Background: Patients may be offered cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a supervised programme often including exercises, education and psychological care, following a cardiac event, with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality. Cost-constrained healthcare systems require information about the best use of budget and resources to maximise patient benefit. We aimed to systematically review and critically appraise economic studies of CR and its components.