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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 C, Long K, Maraganore D, Bower J, et al. Direct Medical Costs Associated with Parkinson’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 Parkinson’s Disease: A population-based study
Publication
Movement Disorders
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Leibson C, Long K, Maraganore D, Bower J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 11
Pages
1864-71
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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