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Patients with Parkinson’s disease account for between 2.2% and 6.8% of the nursing home population in the U.S.

Goetz, Christopher G, and Glenn T Stebbins. Risk Factors for Nursing Home Placement in Advanced Parkinsonâ??s Disease. Neurology. 1993; 43(11): 2227-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8232934

Reference

Title
Risk Factors for Nursing Home Placement in Advanced Parkinsonâ??s Disease
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
1993
Authors
Goetz, Christopher G, and Glenn T Stebbins
Volume & Issue
Volume 43, Issue 11
Pages
2227-9
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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