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Maternal outcomes by race during postpartum readmissions

Speakers: Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman
Recorded: April 2019

Join Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman as they discuss the findings from their study on racial disparities during postpartum readmissions in an interview by SMFM education committee member, Dr. John Byrne. 

Additional information and resources: 

1) View SMFM's position statement "Racial Disparities on Health Outcomes" here
2) SMFM is a member of the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. The Council has developed a bundle to reduce variation in care called, “Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities.
3) From MedPage Today (February 15, 2019): Postpartum Readmissons: Racial Disparities Abound
4) Additional information can be found here regarding ACOG's toolkit on Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality


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Maternal outcomes by race during postpartum readmissions
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Join Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman as they discuss the findings from their study on racial disparities during postpartum readmissions in an interview by SMFM education committee member, Dr. John Byrne. The investigators from Columbia University Medical Center describe the analysis of 11.3 million birth records from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database and identify the increased risk for postpartum readmissions and adverse maternal outcomes in black women when compared with other races. This is an area that warrants immediate attention as part of the nationwide effort to address worrisome maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the United States.
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