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Drug therapy for Parkinson’s disease costs more than $6 billion a year. Costs such as rehabilitation and home care can run as high as $150,000 per patient, per year.

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Disease Information
Authors
Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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