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The single costs for assisted living and nursing home care of a single Parkinson’s patient can cost as much as $100,000 per year.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke; http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/library/action_plan/pdfs/action_plan_full.pdf

Reference

Title
A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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