Editor’s PicksThe Continued Crisis of Maternal Mortality: Is Consolidation of Care the Answer?Kacmar, R.M.; Mhyre, J.M.Author Information Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2020 - Volume 40 - Issue 2 - p 54-55 doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000661296.01968.be Buy Metrics Abstract (Anesth Analg. 2020;130:49–51) There is a concerning trend of maternal mortality among nonwhite, impoverished, publicly insured women compared with white populations, and a patient’s care center could be a contributing factor to that mortality. Researchers have noted that high-risk medical centers who serve socially vulnerable populations tend to have poorer maternal outcomes, while white women frequently deliver in hospitals that have lower rates of severe maternal morbidity. Because of this imbalance, in-depth analysis is necessary to determine if higher morbidity rates can be attributed solely to the high-risk case rate in a certain area, or if some facilities provide a lower quality of care. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.