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Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

[protected-iframe id="70317e80538508fe9b1a074ac8046c98-7618883-121704370" info="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/676039371/681851613" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"] A recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients. Specifically, the scientists found that black patients in their study were 40 percent less likely to get pain medication than their white peers. Jamie Kennel, head of emergency medical services programs at Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon Institute of Technology, led the research, which was presented in ...

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