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26,000 hospice days in 2010 were attributable to Parkinson’s disease.

Kowal, Stacey L, Timothy Mm Dall, Ritashree Chakrabarti, Michael V Storm, and Anjali Jain. The Current and Projected Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease in the United States. Movement Disorders. 2013; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mds.25292/abstract

Reference

Title
The Current and Projected Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease in the United States
Publication
Movement Disorders
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Kowal, Stacey L, Timothy Mm Dall, Ritashree Chakrabarti, Michael V Storm, and Anjali Jain
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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