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Physicians' warnings for unfit drivers and risk of road crashes.
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PMID:  23281994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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To the Editor: Redelmeier et al. (Sept. 27 issue)(1) report the association between physicians' warnings to unfit drivers and a significant increase in patients' depression, as measured by the rate of emergency department visits for depression. Driving cessation has been correlated with increased depressive symptoms(2) and social isolation(3) and a decreased sense of control.(4) Understanding the risks and benefits of this intervention should be an important consideration in a physician's decision about recommending to a patient that he or she stop driving. On average, elders have a decreased reaction time and a restricted range of movement, which make them potentially . . .
Authors:
Michelle M Porter; Shawn C Marshall; Michel Bédard
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  368     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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