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If you're a working parent, there's little doubt the following scenario is very familiar: your child is in daycare. She gets sick. Daycare policies prohibit her from attending until she's been fever-free for 24 hours, or you get a doctor's note. But how many days of work can you miss? Not that many. So, maybe you take your child to urgent care to get that note ASAP.
It's not the best use of emergency care. But a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics finds that stringent child care policies do create a sort of emergency, even if it's not a medical one.
This segment aired on June 23, 2014.