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Among nursing home residents with Parkinson’s disease, 3-year mortality was 50%.

Fernandez, Hubert H., and Kate L. Lapane. Predictors of Mortality Among Nursing Home Residents with a Diagnosis of Parkinsonâ??s Disease. Med Sci Monit. 2002; 8(4): 241-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11951064

Reference

Title
Predictors of Mortality Among Nursing Home Residents with a Diagnosis of Parkinsonâ??s Disease
Publication
Med Sci Monit
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Fernandez, Hubert H., and Kate L. Lapane
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 4
Pages
241-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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