Patient Preferences Do Not Explain Racial Disparities in Opioid Prescribing

Black Patients Less Likely to Get Opioids for Acute Pain

By Eden Engel-Rebitzer and Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP August 12, 2021
Figure 1. Example of Opioid Risk Assessment

Why are Black patients less likely than white patients to be prescribed opioids for acute pain in the emergency department (ED)?