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Discharge: have you advised on driving?
  1. D R Gupta,
  2. A Mehra,
  3. D Gupta
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Diptesh R Gupta, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, MA408 Medical Science Building, Columbia, MO 65212, USA; guptadi{at}

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, UK (DVLA) issues driving restrictions for patients with various medical conditions.1 2 Patients have legal obligation to inform the DVLA and insurance companies of any medical condition that affects their driving abilities. Apart from the poor understanding of their medical condition, many patients also lack the knowledge of driving restrictions. Irrespective, the doctor has a responsibility towards patient and should inform them of any driving restriction, not to discard …

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