Racial, Ethnic Differences in Imaging Rates at Emergency Departments of Children’s Hospitals

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In this study of 38 children’s hospitals and more than 12 million emergency department visits, hospitals with a higher percentage of patients from minoritized groups had larger differences in imaging between non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic white patients, with non-Hispanic white patients consistently more likely to receive diagnostic imaging.

Authors: Margaret E. Samuels-Kalow, M.D., M.Phil., M.S.H.P., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

  

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.13951)

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