A General Model of the Effects of Sleep Medications on the Risk and Cost of Motor Vehicle Accidents and its Application to France

  title={A General Model of the Effects of Sleep Medications on the Risk and Cost of Motor Vehicle Accidents and its Application to France},
  author={Joseph Menzin and Kathleen Lang and Pierre Levy and Emile L{\'e}vy},
AbstractBackground: Although various prescription drugs may be equally effective in promoting sleep, some may lead to substantial impairment in psychomotor functioning and an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. Objective: To develop a general model to evaluate the potential effects of sleep medications on motor vehicle accidents and costs, and apply the model to the French setting. Methods: Impairment in driving performance, as evaluated by randomised controlled open-road studies using… 

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