WHO Report highlights the crucial role of rehabilitation

📌 In its report (*), the WHO defines rehabilitation as a comprehensive set of interventions optimising functioning and enabling individuals to actively manage their health conditions.

Being a fundamental aspect of healthcare that goes beyond mere treatment and addresses how people function in their daily lives, access to rehabilitation services can’t be limited by age, gender, or socioeconomic status.

At its core, rehabilitation is a vital service that bridges the gap between preventive and curative care. From neurological and musculoskeletal issues to mental health and chronic diseases, it plays a crucial role in various healthcare specialties.

Why does rehabilitation matter?

  • Cost-effectiveness: evidence supports the cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation, as it enhances the outcomes of other health interventions and minimises hospital stays and readmissions.
  • Improved functionality: by enhancing an individual’s capability to participate in everyday life, rehabilitation reduces the need for ongoing care and fosters engagement in education and employment.
  • Accessibility and rights: ensuring equal healthcare and rehabilitation services for all is a fundamental right, as highlighted in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Our commitment to rehabilitation means supporting and enhancing the clinical practice by enabling individuals to continue their rehabilitation plan from the comfort of their homes, autonomously and safely.

* The need for rehabilitation services in the WHO European Region

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