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Slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease by just 10% would save $327 million (in direct and indirect costs) to the U.S. annually.

Kurlan, R., Clark S., Shoulson Ira, et al. Economic Impact of Protective Therapy for Early Parkinsonâ??s Disease. Ann Neurol. 1988; 24(1): 153

Reference

Title
Economic Impact of Protective Therapy for Early Parkinsonâ??s Disease
Publication
Ann Neurol
Publication Date
1988
Authors
Kurlan, R., Clark S., Shoulson Ira, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 24, Issue 1
Pages
153

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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