Race, ethnicity, and management of pain from long-bone fractures: a prospective study of two academic urban emergency departments.

@article{Bijur2008RaceEA,
  title={Race, ethnicity, and management of pain from long-bone fractures: a prospective study of two academic urban emergency departments.},
  author={Polly E Bijur and Anick B{\'e}rard and David Esses and Yvette Calderon and Emily J. Gallagher},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={589-97}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective was to test the hypothesis that African American and Hispanic patients are less likely to receive analgesics than white patients in two academic urban emergency departments (EDs). METHODS This was a prospective observational study of a convenience sample of patients with long-bone fractures from April 2002 to November 2006 in two academic urban EDs. Eligibility criteria were age 18-55 years, isolated long-bone fracture, and race and ethnicity (Hispanic, African… CONTINUE READING

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