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In 2005, the total annual direct and indirect costs to the nation for Parkinson’s disease was projected to be at least $23 billion.

Huse, Daniel M., Kathy Schulman, Lucinda Orsini, Jane Castelli-Haley, Sean Kennedy, and Gregory Lenhart. Burden of Illness in Parkinsonâ??s Disease. Movement Disorders. 2005; 20(11): 1449-54. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16007641

Reference

Title
Burden of Illness in Parkinsonâ??s Disease
Publication
Movement Disorders
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Huse, Daniel M., Kathy Schulman, Lucinda Orsini, Jane Castelli-Haley, Sean Kennedy, and Gregory Lenhart
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 11
Pages
1449-54
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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