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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Louis, Judette M. MD, MPH; Menard, M. Kathryn MD, MPH; Gee, Rebekah E. MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000704
Contents: Health Policy in Practice

Tremendous health disparities exist in pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity and particularly affect black women.

Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morsani College of Medicine and College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Louisiana State University Departments of Health Policy and Management and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Corresponding author: Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, Louisiana State University Departments of Health Policy and Management and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, 2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; e-mail: rgee@lsuhsc.edu.

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

The authors thank the members of the Health Policy Committee of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) for their contribution of intellectual content to this manuscript. Members of the SMFM Health Policy Committee with editing contributions are: William A. Grobman, Joanne Armstrong, Brian Iriye, Jim Keller, Thomas Westover, Daniel O'Keefe, George R. Saade, and Sindhu Srinivas.

© 2015 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.