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

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Nursing Home and End-of-Life Care in Parkinson Disease. Neurology. 2015; 85(5).


Nursing Home and End-of-Life Care in Parkinson Disease
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Volume 85, Issue 5
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Economic Burden

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