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Nearly 1 Million Americans Have Parkinson’s Disease

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Marras C, Beck J, Bower J, et al. Prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease Across America. npj Parkinson's Disease. 2018; 4(1): 1-7. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41531-018-0058-0

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. Accessed June 11, 2019

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease Across America
Publication
npj Parkinson's Disease
Publication Date
2018
Authors
Marras C, Beck J, Bower J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 1
Pages
1-7
URL
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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.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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