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Motor vehicle licences and myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  20469425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Health standards for truck drivers are higher than those for the general motoring public, particularly concerning the need to restrict driving following recovery from a myocardial infarction. An analysis of risk shows that at most 12 Ontario truckers would develop a fatal recurrence of infarction in any given year, and that most if not all of these would have sufficient warning of the recurrence to stop their vehicle safely. In terms of reducing traffic fatalities, the control of alcohol and drug abuse would be at least two orders more effective than the imposition of restrictions upon patients who have recovered from a myocardial infarction.
Authors:
R J Shephard
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2555-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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