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Each year, around 68% of Parkinson’s disease patients suffer from falls.

Wood, Brian H, Julie A Bilclough, Annette Bowron, and Richard W Walker. Incidence and Prediction of Falls in Parkinson’s Disease: A prospective multidisciplinary study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2002; 72(6): 721-5. http://jnnp.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/72/6/721

Reference

Title
Incidence and Prediction of Falls in Parkinson’s Disease: A prospective multidisciplinary study
Publication
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Wood, Brian H, Julie A Bilclough, Annette Bowron, and Richard W Walker
Volume & Issue
Volume 72, Issue 6
Pages
721-5
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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