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Factors to consider when patients demand unneeded tests

Medscape's Neuro Notes gives an ethical viewpoint on a patient's demand for a seemingly unnecessary test. Neurologist Dr. Andrew Wilner gave in to a patient's demand for what he felt was an unnecessary MRI, and psychiatrist and bioethicist Dr. Ronald Pies responds by suggesting that a patient's psychological state should be considered as well as medical and financial considerations.

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