TABLE 1

Study participants

Interviews and focus groupsIndividualsMaleFemaleEthnicity WBEthnicity SA
Patients
 Patients not referred to PR74343
 Patients declined PR73461
 Patients accepted an offer of PR281612253
Professionals
 PR providers12111
 GPs1293
 Nurses808
 Commissioners615
Online surveyIndividualsProvidersProvider response rate
PR provider survey, EoE161470.0%
PR provider survey, remainder of England and Wales564625.7%
GP practice survey, EoE112#10725.8%

WB: white British; SA: South Asian; PR: pulmonary rehabilitation; GP: general practitioner; EoE: East of England. #: 41 GPs, 68 nurses and three others.