A Key To Black Infant Survival? Black Doctors

Updated: 2020-09-21 08:16:03
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A recent study found that when a Black newborn was cared for by a Black physician, they were less likely to experience death in the hospital setting.

A recent study found that when a Black newborn was cared for by a Black physician, they were less likely to experience death in the hospital setting.

In the United States, Black infants die at over twice the rate of White infants. New research explores one key factor that may contribute to the disproportionately high rates of death among Black newborns: the race of their doctor. Reproductive health equity researcher Rachel Hardeman explains the findings.

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