PRESCRIBING MEDICATION FOR THE DRIVER: THE ROLE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The main aim of the present paper is to examine the relationship between medication and driving ability from the point of view of health staff treating patients who drive. Certain groups of drugs, more especially those affecting the central nervous system, may have a negative effect on driving performance. In addition, factors are considered which may condition the relationship: the state of health of the driver patient and driving habits, and patterns concerning the taking of medication, in which the susceptibility of the patient to certain drugs, the dangers of self-medication and the consuming of alcohol whilst undergoing treatment, are discussed. Finally, recommendations are made to health staff with regard to this type of case. (A)

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • CARMEN DEL RIO, M
    • JAVIER ALVAREZ, F
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 123-8
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 3/4
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM