Report: As Obstetrics Units in Rural Hospitals Close, Black Rural Moms and Infants Face Higher Mortality Rates
The Daily Yonder
Apr 26, 2021
Summarizes a study that found closures of obstetric units at rural hospitals put Black and indigenous mothers at a greater risk of mortality. Discusses disparities in maternal mortality rates by race and highlights federal and state efforts to improve maternal health outcomes in the U.S.
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Health disparities · Hospitals · Maternal health and prenatal care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Women