Black maternal mortality

Opinion: Here’s a Way to Make Health Care Safer for Black Mothers

The status quo is unacceptable — overall maternal mortality consistently ranks among the top causes of death among women ages 20 to 44 in the United States, and the rate has steadily increased since the 1990s.

The specialty of anesthesiology has been working to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality through best practices and use of quality metrics.

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