Ethnicity and prescription of analgesia in an accident and emergency department: cross sectional study.

@article{Choi2000EthnicityAP,
  title={Ethnicity and prescription of analgesia in an accident and emergency department: cross sectional study.},
  author={Dong Myung Choi and P M Yate and Tim Coats and Paul Kalinda and E. A. Paul},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={320 7240},
  pages={
          980-1
        }
}
Ethnicity can be a risk factor for inadequate administration of analgesia in accident and emergency departments.1 In an emergency department in Los Angeles, United States, Hispanic patients were twice as likely as non-Hispanic white patients to receive no analgesia. Around the Royal London Hospital, over 25% of the population is Bangladeshi, and about 60% of the population is white (East London and City Health Authority, unpublished estimates for 1997). We studied prescription of analgesia for… CONTINUE READING

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