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Close to half (48%) of all Parkinson’s patients report having suffered a fall.

Kerr, Graham, Charles Worringham, Michael Cole, Philippe Lacherez, Joanne Wood. Predictors of Future Falls in Parkinson Disease. Neurology. 2010; 75(2): 116-24. http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20100623/tests-predict-falls-in-parkinsons-patients

Reference

Title
Predictors of Future Falls in Parkinson Disease
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Kerr, Graham, Charles Worringham, Michael Cole, Philippe Lacherez, Joanne Wood
Volume & Issue
Volume 75, Issue 2
Pages
116-24
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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