Healthcare Triage: Black Maternal Mortality

In the US, too many moms are dying around the time of childbirth. Every year, more than 700 mothers die from complications related to pregnancy and delivery, leaving behind grieving families as well as urgent policy questions about how we – as a country – can do better.

Between the 1980s and 2010, the maternal mortality rate doubled in the US.  Clearly, birth should be safer for moms in the US.  All moms. But it’s not. Some moms are at greater risk.

That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.

This episode was written in conjunction with Katy Kozhimannil and Rachel Hardeman, who are 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders fellows. Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation led by the University of Minnesota.

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