Sunday, February 17, 2008

Director"s Comments: Ethnicity and Pain Relievers

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Ethnicity and Pain Relievers. The transcript is also available.

Emergency room patients, who are white, receive more pain relievers than other Americans, finds a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers primarily based at the University of California-San Francisco found all emergency room patients received significantly more pain relievers nationwide during a 13 year period. Of the approximately 375,000 emergency department visits assessed in the study, about 42 percent were pain-related...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

No comments: