Black Children Less Likely to Get Pain Meds in ER

Black children seen in the emergency department for abdominal pain are less likely to receive pain medication than white children, according to a new study. The research, which also found that black and Hispanic children were more likely to experience an ER stay longer than six hours compared to white children -- even when the same tests were ordered -- raises questions on how race may affect hospital care when it comes to the youngest patients. The study was presented Saturday at the...Full Story
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