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Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Adds QALYs and Saves Money

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Pietzsch J, Garner A, Marks W. Cost Effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease in the United States. Neuromodulation. 2016; 19(7). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ner.12474

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Title
Cost Effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease in the United States
Publication
Neuromodulation
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Pietzsch J, Garner A, Marks W
Volume & Issue
Volume 19, Issue 7
URL
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