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Medical expenses for Parkinson’s alone costs $8.1 billion or $12,800 per person in 2010.

Dollar Cost of Parkinson’s Underscores Need for Research. http://www.pdf.org/en/science_news/release/pr_1363095060. Published December 2013

Reference

Title
Dollar Cost of Parkinson’s Underscores Need for Research
Publication Date
Published December 2013
Authors
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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