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Racial Disparities in Pain Management

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Sep• 20•15

JAMA Pediatrics study of children being treated for appendicitis found that “Black children are less likely to receive any pain medication for moderate pain and less likely to receive opioids for severe pain, suggesting a different threshold for treatment.”

Aaron Carroll from the Incidental Economist weighs in with his thoughts:

 

 

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