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In Pain Treatment, Racial Bias Common Among Physician Trainees

Key clinical point: Forty-one percent of white and 31% of nonwhite physician trainees demonstrated racial bias in pain treatment decision making.

Major finding: Rates of reported awareness of racial bias were 6% for white and 10% for nonwhite residents and fellows.

Study details: Study of 444 physician trainees presented with 12 virtual scenarios of patients with low back pain.

Disclosures: The authors reported funding from the National Institutes of Health. They reported no conflicts of interest.