Syncope and the subsequent risk of motor vehicle crash: A population-based analysis

Project number: 
17-095
Approval date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018
Principal Investigator: 
Staples,John
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR),Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH)
Datasets requested: 
Not available
Research objective: 

The objective of this study is to provide patients, clinicians, and policymakers with evidence to guide driving recommendations and licensing policy following syncope.

The specific research questions and hypotheses are:

Research Question 1: Is an emergency department (ED) visit for syncope associated with an increased risk of subsequent motor vehicle crash (MVC)?
Hypothesis 1: An ED visit for syncope is associated with an increased risk of subsequent MVC.

Research Question 2: What subgroups of syncope patients are at highest risk of subsequent MVC?
Hypothesis 2: Clinical features, medical history, and driving history can be used to estimate the risk of subsequent MVC after an ED visit for syncope.


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