There is a growing population of older drivers who use multiple medications and likely do not realize the impact these prescriptions may have on their driving said dr david yang executive director of the aaa foundation for traffic safety. Additional data from the american society of health system pharmacists shows that 34 percent of older adults are prescribed medications by more than one doctor possibly bypassing opportunities to check how the new prescription may interact with other medications being used taking multiple medications affects all of us but older drivers . New research details how when older drivers use multiple medications it can increase crash risk that can potentially cause driving impairment in the aaa longitudinal research on . Start studying chapter 2 common health problems of older adults learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools the term polymedicine has been used to describe the use of many drugs to treat multiple health problems for older adults polypharmacy is the use of multiple drugs duplicative drug therapy high . The physician has a hobsons choice in deciding if an older driver with problems of normal aging disease and medications should continue to drive this highlights the problem that individuals and families in most cases do not stop impaired older drivers from driving and taking multiple medications agreed to be evaluated by the
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