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Racial and ethnic disparities exist in ER pain management for children with abdominal pain
Date:9/23/2013

ndary outcomes.

The patient population was 70.1 percent female; 52.6 percent of the patients were white, 23.5 percent were black, 20.6 percent were Hispanic and 3.3 percent were from other racial/ethnic groups. The mean patient age was 14.5 years old.

"Additional research is still needed to help understand the sources of these disparities, which may include factors at the level of the patient, parent, physician, or healthcare system. This research can inform the development of interventions that seek to eliminate race- and ethnicity-based differences in the management of abdominal pain and other common pediatric complains in the emergency setting," Dr. Johnson said.


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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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