The elderly driver: What physicians need to know
KEVIN T. FOLEY, MD
Staff physician, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic.
STEVEN J. MITCHELL, OTR/L, CDRS
Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Department of Occupational Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.
Physicians often must decide when an older patient should give up driving. Objective measures of accident risk are lacking, but a simple assessment of function can provide insights. Some medical centers now offer driving evaluation and rehabilitation programs.