Imagine the scenario. You’re a doctor in an emergency department. You’ve been working for 14 hours that day and over 80 hours that week.
You’ve just received news that your budget has been cut, again. You can hear the clamour of a busy waiting room, with patients demanding attention. In front of you is a crying child with a bruise on their forehead. They have suffered a heavy fall, head meeting concrete. The father is shouting at you, demanding that you sanction a costly head scan.