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Enabling patients to drive is also important

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1162
  1. Desmond O'Neill
  1. Consultant physician Age-Related Health Care, Meath Hospital, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland

    EDITOR,--Jo Alexander expresses concern about the lack of interest by health care professionals in an elderly woman's medical fitness to drive.1 This may not be an uncommon phenomenon. A more general interest in medical fitness to drive is recent, and many doctors are unaware of the regulations for medical fitness to drive and have never had any training in the matter.2

    The simple linking of advanced age to dangerous driving is, however, unhelpful. If Alexander's concern is …

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