Recommendations on syncope and driving must be observed

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7389.601 (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:601
  1. Josie Clare, specialist registrar in general and elderly medicine (joeandjosie@hospital-doctor.net)
  1. Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX

    EDITOR—Maas et al showed that the adherence of patients with syncope to driving recommendations was poor, despite most patients remembering the advice given by the doctor.1 Although the frequency of accidents was shown to be low in this group of patients, the legal position remains that patients should not drive after syncope. The doctor has a duty to inform the patient that driving should cease and the patient has a duty to act on that advice. …

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