Although MVC rates are not substantially higher among older drivers after adjusting for mileage and may even be lower, the crash risk of the elderly driver remains a matter of increasing public concern.
In part this is due to media attention over isolated cases of fatal MVCs involving older drivers, occasionally with a demented driver.
This media attention3,6,19,47 has led to growing apprehension over the issue of elderly drivers.
Physicians are likely to be involved increasingly in the evaluation of older drivers, whether they want to or not.
The physician's quandary is the competing interests of the patient's well-being (i.e., continued independence), and the public's welfare.
(i.e., protection from impaired drivers).
Mots-clés Pascal : Conducteur véhicule, Risque, Vieillard, Homme, Article synthèse, Accident circulation, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vehicle driver, Risk, Elderly, Human, Review, Traffic accident, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology
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Cote : 93-0463288
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.