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Parkinson’s Disease Medicare Beneficiaries and Long-Term Care Facilities

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Safarpour D, Thibault D, DeSanto C, Boyd C, et al. Nursing Home and End-of-Life Care in Parkinson Disease. Neurology. 2015; 85(5). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4534080/pdf/NEUROLOGY2014622761.pdf

Reference

Title
Nursing Home and End-of-Life Care in Parkinson Disease
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Safarpour D, Thibault D, DeSanto C, Boyd C, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 85, Issue 5
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Economic Burden

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