A comparative study of guidelines for determining medical fitness to drive

This paper is a comparative analysis of the components of four sets of guidelines currently in use in Australia for determining medical fitness to drive, as a basis for considering national uniformity in such guidelines. Firstly, a broad comparative overview of the guideline sets is presented in the context of current developments in concepts concerning medical fitness to drive. There are novel implications for the concepts and directions of any current initiative to consider national uniformity in medical fitness to drive guidelines. This is followed by a comparative analysis of the background information in the guideline sets: topics that introduce the nature of medical fitness to drive, details of client assessment, and aspects concerning the guidelines as documents for use by medical and other personnel. The majority of the analyses relate to coverage of discrete medical conditions. This concerns how each medical condition is introduced, and factors concerning the assessment model adopted or implied for each guideline set. Expansive detail can be seen in the comparative tables, which are used as the basis for critical commentary in comparing the guideline sets. The factors used for the comparisons here represent common factors apparent from examination of the guidelines themselves, rather than from any idealised medical assessment model. Finally, a number of recommendations are made as a basis for considering nationally uniform guidelines.

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    South Australia. Department of Transport. Office of Road Safety

    Adelaide, South Australia   
  • Authors:
    • Bailey, T
  • Publication Date: 1994-11


  • English

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  • Pagination: 53p
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    • Issue Number: Feb-97

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  • Accession Number: 01437595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 730801659
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 8:50PM