Silver Book Fact

The risk of death in people with Parkinson’s disease is 1.6 times that of the general population.

Elbaz A, Bower JH, Peterson BJ, et al. Survival Study of Parkinson Disease in Olmstead County, Minnesota. Arch Neurol. 2003; 60(1): 91-6. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/60/1/91

Reference

Title
Survival Study of Parkinson Disease in Olmstead County, Minnesota
Publication
Arch Neurol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Elbaz A, Bower JH, Peterson BJ, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 1
Pages
91-6
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increases dramatically with age: From approximately 53 new cases per 1,000 people ages 65 to 74 To 170 new cases per 1,000 people ages 75 to 84 To…  
  • Over the course of an 18-month study, Alzheimer’s disease caregivers showed a 25% increase in the utilization of all types of health care services.  
  • Out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias who were living in the community were 1.2 times higher than the average for all…  
  • The costs to other payers (beyond Medicare, Medicaid, and out-of-pocket) will increase more than 400% between 2010 and 2050–from $22 billion to $117 billion.  
  • 1.26 million physician office visits in 2010 were attributable to Parkinson’s disease.