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Direct medical costs of Parkinson’s disease are more than double costs of those without the disease by 5 years after diagnosis.

Leibson, Cynthia L., Kirsten Hall Long, Demetrius M. Maraganore, James H. Bower, Jeanine E. Ransom, Peter C. Oâ??Brien, and Walter A. Rocca. Direct Medical Costs Associated with Parkinsonâ??s Disease: A population-based study. Movement Disorders. 2006; 21(11): 1864-71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16977632

Reference

Title
Direct Medical Costs Associated with Parkinsonâ??s Disease: A population-based study
Publication
Movement Disorders
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Leibson, Cynthia L., Kirsten Hall Long, Demetrius M. Maraganore, James H. Bower, Jeanine E. Ransom, Peter C. Oâ??Brien, and Walter A. Rocca
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 11
Pages
1864-71
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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