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Disparities in Access and Outcomes of Maternity Care
Posted on March 2, 2011 @ 4:57 am
Women from racial and ethnic minority communities and low-income women have limited and fragmented access to high-quality maternity care services and experience worse pregnancy outcomes. The maternity care system is ill-equipped to address many perinatal disparities that arise from social factors such as poverty, social isolation, low education, and racism. Resources are wasted on ineffective services and unnecessary procedures while payors often fail to reimburse for preventive services that might especially benefit low-income and minority women and ameliorate disparities. Implementing comprehensive health reform strategies would help ensure that all women and newborns have access to and receive comprehensive high-quality, high-value reproductive health and maternity care.
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