Rehabilitation for digestive and metabolic diseases. Quo vadis?

R. Stockbrugger*, D. Rosemeyer, U. Armbrecht

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The position of rehabilitation in gastroenterology, hepatology and metabolic diseases has changed little in the last 25 years. Initial improvements in quality are oriented more to the content of rehabilitative measures and less to organizational basic conditions. Nevertheless, there is an urgent need for action if rehabilitation medicine is to achieve an equivalent and recognized position in the interaction between primary care and other medical specialties. In this article suggestions for expedient prerequisites and utilization options of rehabilitation in the fields of hepatogastroenterology and metabolism will be presented, which are also oriented to the exemplary implemented concepts from Sweden and The Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262
JournalDer Internist
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Definition
  • Quality
  • Organization and administration
  • Health services
  • International aspects


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