Journal of General Internal Medicine


White patients are more likely than Black patients to be given opioid medication for pain in U.S.

BY: and - November 2, 2023

White people who visit hospital emergency departments with pain are 26% more likely than Black people to be given opioid pain medications such as morphine. This was a key finding from our recent study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. We also found that Black patients were 25% more likely than white patients […]