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Racial and ethnic differences in emergency department pain management of children with fractures

Goyal MK, Johnson TJ, Chamberlain JM, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in emergency department pain management of children with fractures. Pediatrics. 2020;145(5): e20193370. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3370

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April 22, 2020
Goyal MK, Johnson TJ, Chamberlain JM, et al. Pediatrics. 2020;145(5):e20193370.

Systemic racism is associated with suboptimal treatment of acute and chronic pain. In pediatric emergency department patients with long-bone fractures, minority children were more likely to receive analgesics and achieve at least a 2-point reduction in pain, but they were less likely to receive opioids and achieve optimal pain reduction.

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Goyal MK, Johnson TJ, Chamberlain JM, et al. Racial and ethnic differences in emergency department pain management of children with fractures. Pediatrics. 2020;145(5): e20193370. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3370