Chronic medical conditions in elderly and crash risks – results of Juan Naredo Turrado’s publication in REUTERS.com


February 11, Reuters.com presented results from the scientific publication of the Injury epidemiology, transport, occupation IETO team: Naredo Turrado J, Orriols L, Contrand B, et al Chronic medical conditions and their association with crash risk and changes in driving habits: a prospective study of the GAZEL cohort Injury Prevention Published Online First: 15 January 2020. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043460

The website explained: “the results [of the French study] matter because the number of elderly drivers on the roads has been rising and is expected to continue growing, as baby boomers age and live longer than people did a generation ago”. According to the study “drivers entering old age report diverse driving habits. For example, hearing difficulties is a frequent condition, rarely considered a threat to road safety, and nonetheless associated with an increased crash risk”.

Full article Reuters.com: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-driving-illness/some-elderly-with-illnesses-cut-back-on-driving-but-others-dont-idUSKBN2042JU

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