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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 68:254-255 doi:10.1136/jnnp.68.2.254
  • Correspondence

Mortality from Parkinson's disease

  1. C E CLARKE
  1. Department of Neurology, City Hospital NHS Trust, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

      The publication of the 10 year mortality data from the Sydney multicentre study of Parkinson's disease serves as a timely reminder that patients with this condition still die at a rate in excess of their peers despite advances in therapeutics and surgery.1

      This fact has been lost on many of our colleagues working in this area, both on the clinical and the research fronts. On many occasions at local and national …