Childrens' race may play a role in ED treatment for pain
Black children who are brought to the emergency department for stomach pain and cramps are less likely than white children to be given painkillers, a new study suggests. Using records from more than 2,000 ED visits, researchers found that white children and teenagers more often received painkillers available over the counter, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen (Tylenol), or more powerful opioids, including oxycodone.
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