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Sociodemographic disparities in queue jumping for emergency department care

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of emergency department patients in triage, there were consistent disparities among marginalized populations being more likely to experience unexplained queue jumps, hallway placement, and leaving without receiving treatment despite being assigned the same triage acuity as others. Emergency departments should seek to standardize triage processes to mitigate conscious and unconscious biases that may be associated with timely access to emergency care. 

Authors: Rohit B. Sangal, M.D., M.B.A., of the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, is the corresponding author. 

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