Health — 05 July 2013

512px-Health_professional_consults_with_patientBy Pat Anson, Editor

Black, Hispanic and poor patients in moderate to severe pain are less likely to receive opioid pain medications in emergency rooms across the U.S., according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care treatment have already been well-documented, but researchers believe this is one of the first studies to investigate whether poverty, income and education levels also influence the prescription of opioid pain medications.

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Pat Anson, Editor

Pat is Editor in Chief of American News Report. He is a veteran journalist and a former correspondent and producer for HealthWeek (PBS), Nightly Business Report (PBS) and other nationally syndicated shows. Pat has won numerous journalism awards, including a Golden Mike award for investigative reporting.

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