McCartney, Butler, and Acreman observe that rehabilitation for patients with primary brain tumors produces statistically and clinically significant improvements in function, but there are very few studies available that look at access to rehabilitation for this group of patients as a primary objective. Further, existing studies and clinical experience suggest that patients with brain tumors do not access rehabilitation services frequently or easily locally or nationally. This study suggested that barriers to accessing rehabilitation for this group of patients are complex, but some of the solutions could be reached through education and co-ordination of services.
– Palliative Medicine. 2011. 25, 788-796