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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Opioid Use for Adolescents at US Emergency Departments

Posted 6/9/2021 (updated 4/10/2024)

Background: Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of opioids to treat pain disorders have been previously reported in the emergency department (ED). Further research is needed to better evaluate the impact race/ethnicity may have on the use of opioids in adolescents for the management of pain disorders in the ED.