Non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic children less likely to undergo diagnostic imaging

Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic children were less likely to undergo radiography, CT, ultrasonography and an MRI during ED visits than non-Hispanic white children, an analysis of more than 13 million ED visits showed.“An important determinant of health care quality is the appropriate use of diagnostic testing for evaluating acute illness in children,” Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc, an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine and medical director of point-of-care ultrasound at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and colleaguesRead More

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