Rehabilitation needs of people recovering from COVID-19

Publication date 29 November 2021 Category
  • Rehabilitation
  • COVID-19
  • Rehabilitation
Publishing organisation World Health Organisation

People who are critically unwell with COVID-19 are likely to have rehabilitation needs during and after their acute illness. In many individuals recovering from COVID-19, health problems may extend far beyond acute infection, even among those who experience mild illness. Limitations in functioning resulting from these problems may affect the physical, cognitive, and mental aspects of health, and may have an important impact on work and social life. Due to the new, fluctuating and protracted course of the after-effects of COVID-19, the need for rehabilitation services in this population may persist beyond the pandemic