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Direct Medical Costs Per Person with Parkinson’s Disease Increase with Severity

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The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease; 2019. Accessed June 11, 2019

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease
Publication Date
2019

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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