1. Shepard , Donald S.
  2. Zakir , Shehreen
  3. Gaalema , Diann E.
  4. Ades , Philip A.


Cardiac rehabilitation was highly cost-effective using guidelines established by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services. The favorable clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of CR, along with low use by Medicare beneficiaries, support the need to increase CR use.