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Parkinson’s disease cost our nation $25 billion each year in direct and indirect costs.

Statistics on Parkinson’s. http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_statistics. Published December 2014

Reference

Title
Statistics on Parkinson’s
Publication Date
Published December 2014
Authors
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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