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Why Americans reject healthcare rationing

Newsweek, September 24, 2009

The major obstacle to adopting evidence-based treatment guidelines may be patients, and Newsweek offers the example of a four-year-old with minor head trauma to illustrate the point. Research suggests that a head CT scan will not improve care in 99.9% of these cases, but most parents are concerned enough about the 0.1% chance to push for the test for their child.