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Am J Manag Care. 2008 Mar;14(2 Suppl):S40-8.

Parkinson's disease--Part 1: Pathophysiology, symptoms, burden, diagnosis, and assessment.

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  • 1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease associated with substantial morbidity, increased mortality, and high economic burden. Of importance to managed care is that the number of cases of PD are on the rise, paralleling the advancing age of the population, and misdiagnosis is common. Effective management of PD can minimize disability and potentially improve long-term outcomes, which would minimize long-term healthcare costs and medical resource utilization. This article provides a brief review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical course, and burden of PD.

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