White Doctors In Training Believe Some Disturbing Stuff About Black Patients

When it comes to emergency care, you may have a tough time if you’re in pain and not a white man.  Previous research has shown that black and Hispanic patients who reported severe pain in the the ER were 22 percent less likely to receive pain medication than white patients who presented with the same complaints. And women suffer similar disparities: A 2008 study found that women wait an average of 16 minutes longer to receive pain relief for acute abdominal pain in the ER than men do. Now a new study is shedding some light on this phenomenon. “We’ve been looking

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