State Driver’s License Laws Could Lead to Underdiagnosis of Dementia, According to New Research

Interesting article regarding the underdiagnosis of dementia among drivers, especially as some states require that the drivers or their providers notify the MD with a diagnosis of dementia. Also, “providers in the four states that require doctors to notify the DMV when they’ve diagnosed a patient were significantly more likely to underdiagnose dementia. In California, Oregon, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, the rate of underdiagnosis was 14%, compared to 9% in other states.”

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