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Table 4 Use of health services due to COPD exacerbations at 12 months

From: Efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial

  12-month evaluation
  Control RHB RHBM
COPD exacerbation hospitalization    
Yes n (%) 3 (15.8) 5 (22.7) 3 (12.5)
mean (CI 95%) 0.2 (−0.05-0.5) 0.2 (−0.04-0.4) 0.1 (−0.02-0.3)
COPD exacerbation visit to family physician    
Yes n (%) 9 (42.8) 7 (35) 7 (30.3)
mean (CI 95%) 0.8 (0.1-1.4) 0.7 (0.1-1.4) 0.8 (0.2-1.4)
COPD treatment with antibiotics or corticoids    
Yes n (%) 6 (33.4) 5 (26.3) 4 (20)
mean (CI 95%) 1.08 (0.2-1.9) 0.3 (−0.04-0.7) 0.7 (0.1-1.2)
  1. No significant between-group differences were found for any of the variables.