Postpartum ED Visits Linked to Patient, Hospital Factors

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About The Study: This study including 608,000 obstetric discharges found that Black and Hispanic patients experienced higher adjusted odds of postpartum emergency department visits across all hospital types, particularly at safety net hospitals and those disproportionately serving racial and ethnic minority populations. These findings support the urgent need to mitigate structural racism underlying maternal health disparities.

Authors: Michelle P. Lin, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, is the corresponding author.

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