Racial/ethnic bias and its role in severe maternal morbidity
Levine EM, Delfinado L, Fernandez CM. Racial/Ethnic Bias and Its Role in Severe Maternal Morbidity. Arch Obstet Gynecol. 2023;4(1):4-6.
Racial and ethnic health disparities have been identified by many information sources in recent years, and a specific example of this is severe maternal morbidity and mortality, which includes mortality from postpartum hemorrhage. It is this racial/ethnic health disparity that has been highlighted in news reports that should be of concern to all physicians and healthcare providers, recognizing that women of color have more than three times the risk of dying in childbirth than white women. The details about this are worthy of further exaination.