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Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions

Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions CLINICAL CROSSROADS CLINICIAN’S CORNER CONFERENCES WITH PATIENTS AND DOCTORS A 70-Year-Old Man Trying to Decide if He Should Continue Driving Matthew Rizzo, MD, Discussant Some medical disorders can impair performance, increas- ing the risk of driving safety errors that can lead to vehicle DR BURNS: Mr P is a 70-year-old right-handed man with a history of idiopathic Parkinson disease, hypertension, and crashes. The causal pathway often involves a concatena- atrial fibrillation. He has Medicare insurance. tion of factors or events, some of which can be prevented Mr P was diagnosed as having idiopathic Parkinson dis- or controlled. Effective interventions can operate before, ease 5 years ago. Currently, his main symptom is a right- during, or after a crash occurs at the levels of driver capac- hand resting tremor. Mr P also has a rapid eye movement ity, vehicle and road design, and public policy. A variety sleep disorder with nocturnal movements and daytime sleepi- of systemic, neurological, psychiatric, and developmental ness, as well as occasional double vision. disorders put drivers at potential increased risk of a car crash Mr P is a retired engineer and has enjoyed working on and driving race cars. In 2007, he voluntarily gave up http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions

JAMA , Volume 305 (10) – Mar 9, 2011

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2011.252
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21364126
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Abstract

CLINICAL CROSSROADS CLINICIAN’S CORNER CONFERENCES WITH PATIENTS AND DOCTORS A 70-Year-Old Man Trying to Decide if He Should Continue Driving Matthew Rizzo, MD, Discussant Some medical disorders can impair performance, increas- ing the risk of driving safety errors that can lead to vehicle DR BURNS: Mr P is a 70-year-old right-handed man with a history of idiopathic Parkinson disease, hypertension, and crashes. The causal pathway often involves a concatena- atrial fibrillation. He has Medicare insurance. tion of factors or events, some of which can be prevented Mr P was diagnosed as having idiopathic Parkinson dis- or controlled. Effective interventions can operate before, ease 5 years ago. Currently, his main symptom is a right- during, or after a crash occurs at the levels of driver capac- hand resting tremor. Mr P also has a rapid eye movement ity, vehicle and road design, and public policy. A variety sleep disorder with nocturnal movements and daytime sleepi- of systemic, neurological, psychiatric, and developmental ness, as well as occasional double vision. disorders put drivers at potential increased risk of a car crash Mr P is a retired engineer and has enjoyed working on and driving race cars. In 2007, he voluntarily gave up

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