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Why do falls in PD matter?

Recent meta-analysis of PD falls studies results (n = 473)1

46% had 1 fall in a 3 month period

Falls and balance issues highly correlated with poor quality of life2

Total cost of falls in US = $27.3 billion3

1PickeringRM, et al.  Mov Disord 2007; 22:1892–1900.

2Rahman, et al. Mov Disord. 2008 Jul 30;23(10):1428-34.

3http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/fallcost.htm

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