Work by Alberta researchers may free MDs from awkward fitness-to-drive decisions

Cairney, Richard
December 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 11, p1593
Academic Journal
Reports on the role of the Canadian physician in determining whether a senior citizen with cognitive impairment is fit to drive. The development of empirical tests by Allen Dobbs of the University of Alberta's Department of Psychology; The likelihood that the issue will become more significant as the number of elderly drivers continues to increase.


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