FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A MEDICAL CONDITION DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR DRIVER LICENSING

The purpose of this project was to assess the feasibility of obtaining medical record data for particular medical conditions which could be linked to individuals' motor vehicle driving records. If this linkage could be achieved for sufficiently large sets of medically impaired persons, the resulting medical and driving record data could be used to develop a driver licensing or injury control crash risk management system. The results of the feasibility analysis suggested that it is possible to link records and obtain the required data. This process, however, will require a relatively long-term effort (5-8 years) before good data are available for the medical conditions which are most likely to be found in the U.S. population. Most important would be the chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, coronary heart disease) which will grow in occurrence as the U.S. ages. Recommendations are made.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  United States  06820

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Naughton Jr, T J
    • Waller, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ED-80-12 Final Rpt., HS-805 595
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01796
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1982 12:00AM