Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Postpartum Care During Pandemic

JAMA Network Open

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022

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About The Study: In this study of more than 45,000 women who gave birth at hospitals in the greater Boston area, racial and ethnic disparities in postpartum care were exacerbated following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as access to postpartum care recovered more slowly among Black and Hispanic women than white women.

Authors: Jie Zhou, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16355)

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