Study finds racial disparities exist in restraint utilization at minority-serving safety hospital

A new study that contributes additional data to a growing body of evidence demonstrating disparities in restraint use in the emergency department (ED) has been published in Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM),. The study, titled “Disparities in use of physical restraints at an urban, minority-serving hospital emergency department” evaluates the association between race/ethnicity and the use of restraints in an ED population at a minority-serving, safety-net institution.

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