New findings published in JAMA Network Open by researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago reveal that Black and Latino children aren’t being offered diagnostic imaging—such as X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds and CT scans—at the same rate as white children when admitted to emergency rooms. Scientists found that health professionals conducted imaging in over 33% of emergency visits by white patients, compared with 24% for Black patients and 26% for Latino patients. Overall, findings showed that Black and Latino children were less likely to receive imaging of any kind during hospital visits. Previous studies have shown that doctors overuse imaging in white children compared with nonwhite kids. For related coverage, read “Minority Kids Less Likely to Receive Proper Pain Meds in ER.”
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