Emergent Care; Patient Needs
The prospect of waiting for health care is not only distasteful to Americans, it's downright threatening: indeed, the specter of Canadian-style waiting lists for certain tests and procedures evoked enough American-style fear that it became a key Republican talking point to challenge the concept of government-subsidized health care.
Meisel, Zachary F. and Pines, Jesse M., "McDonald's Medicine: Are We Too Impatient to Wait for Care?" (2011). Health Policy and Management Informal Communications. Paper 5.