Health Inequities in Sickle Cell Disease

Disparities are rampant in the care of patients with sickle cell disease: decreased life expectancy, decreased access to high quality care, longer wait times and worse pain management in the ED, and lack of prioritization on local, national, and global levels. How can we do better?

Pulmonary embolism!

Does reproducible chest pain rule out PE? How often do patients with COPD exacerbation have a PE? Is there an age-adjustment factor for D-dimer levels?

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