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Black Girls Receive Better Care In ER

 

CINCINNATI,  -- Emergency department physicians are more likely to document sexual histories of black adolescent girls with symptoms potentially related to sexually transmitted infections (STI) than white teen girls with the same symptoms, according to a new study.

The result is that emergency physicians may be providing less comprehensive services for white teen girls than black, according to Carolyn Holland, M.D., M.Ed., a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the study's lead author.

The study was presented Tuesday, at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver, Canada.

"We typically see racial disparities that result in poor-quality health care for non-whites," says Dr. Holland. "In this situation, we're doing white patients a disservice by not asking whether they've had sex.  The simple fact is that any girl of any race who comes to a hospital for emergency care – or to her primary care physician for that matter – should be asked whether they're having sex.  We're not doing a good job of that."

U.S. Centers for Disease Control data show that black teen girls have a higher incidence of STIs and sexual activity than white girls, but it's not standard of care to document sexual histories more or less frequently for one group than another, according to Dr. Holland.

In her study, Dr. Holland examined 352 emergency visits.  Ninety-one percent of black teens had their sexual history documented.  Only 62 percent of white teens had their sexual history taken.

Dr. Holland also is an emergency physician at the University of Cincinnati

About Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of 10 children's hospitals named to the Honor Roll in U.S. News and World Report's 2009-10 America's Best Children's Hospitals. It is ranked #1 for digestive disorders and highly ranked for its expertise in respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care, neurosurgery, diabetes, orthopedics, kidney disorders and urology. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Internationally recognized for quality and innovation by The Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, it has collaborations with hospitals and health systems around the world. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.

 

SOURCE Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

 



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