Disparities found in child abuse suspicion

01/22/2012 | Reuters

Forty-eight percent of 2,100 U.S. pediatricians suspected child abuse for a hypothetical toddler with a leg fracture that came from a lower-income family compared with 43% for a child from a higher-income family, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers found that race had little effect on whether the pediatricians suspected abuse.

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