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

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Hamilton J, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Yang W, The Lewin Group, et al. The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease; 2019. https://www.silverbook.org/publication/silver-book-parkinsons-disease-fact-sheet/. Accessed June 11, 2019

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease
Publication Date
2019
Authors
Hamilton J, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Yang W, The Lewin Group, et al.
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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