Published in Hospital Business Week, January 13th, 2008
The study, which analyzed treatments for more than 150,000 pain-related visits to U.S. hospitals between 1993 and 2005, found 23 percent of blacks and 24 percent of Hispanics received opioids compared with 31 percent of whites. Twenty-eight percent of Asians and other groups received opioids.
"This study provides a particularly compelling reminder that treatment disparities persist among racial and ethnic groups," said...
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