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Parkinson’s disease patients use significantly more health care services in all categories and pay more out-of-pocket for their medical services than other seniors–averaging $18,528 in annual health care expenses versus $10,818.

Noyes, Katia, Hangsheng Liu, Yue Li, Robert Holloway, and Andrew W. Dick. Economic Burden Associated with Parkinsonâ??s Disease on Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. Movement Disorders. 2006; 21(3): 362-72. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16211621

Reference

Title
Economic Burden Associated with Parkinsonâ??s Disease on Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries
Publication
Movement Disorders
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Noyes, Katia, Hangsheng Liu, Yue Li, Robert Holloway, and Andrew W. Dick
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 3
Pages
362-72
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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