Medical aspects of fitness to drive

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7013.1162a (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1162
  1. D E Morris
  1. General practitioner St Mark's Dee View Surgery, Connah's Quay, Deeside, Clwyd CH4 4AD

    Unfit patients are a common and difficult problem

    EDITOR,--I share Jo Alexander's concern about elderly people who continue to drive.1 I agree that “if … elderly or sick drivers … steadfastly maintain that they are fit to continue it seems there is no way for a concerned third party to have the case reviewed before an accident occurs.” Three cases in my own general practice have left me concerned about just this matter.

    In the most recent case I received, in …

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