Obstet Gynecol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Department of Anesthesiology and the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York; the Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa; and the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York.
Objective: To analyze racial and ethnic disparities in failure to rescue (ie, death) associated with severe maternal morbidity and describe temporal trends.
Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study using administrative data. Data for delivery hospitalizations with severe maternal morbidity, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were abstracted from the 1999-2017 National Inpatient Sample. Read More