Prescription medicine use by pedestrians and the risk of injurious road traffic crashes: A case-crossover study

@inproceedings{Ne2017PrescriptionMU,
  title={Prescription medicine use by pedestrians and the risk of injurious road traffic crashes: A case-crossover study},
  author={M{\'e}lanie N{\'e}e and Marta Avalos and Audrey Luxcey and Benjamin Contrand and Louis Rachid Salmi and Annie Fourrier-R{\'e}glat and Blandine Gadegbeku and Emmanuel Lagarde and Ludivine Orriols},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND While some medicinal drugs have been found to affect driving ability, no study has investigated whether a relationship exists between these medicines and crashes involving pedestrians. The aim of this study was to explore the association between the use of medicinal drugs and the risk of being involved in a road traffic crash as a pedestrian. METHODS AND FINDINGS Data from 3 French nationwide databases were matched. We used the case-crossover design to control for time-invariant… CONTINUE READING
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