Quality Of Care In NICU Linked To Race Of Babies, California Study Finds
African-American and Hispanic babies had lower quality of care than Asian American or white infants. But the results weren't all clear cut.
Study Shows Racial Disparities In Infant Intensive Care
New research out of Stanford finds African-American and Hispanic infants in California were more likely than white infants to receive low-quality care. The findings show white infants tend to get higher-quality care in the NICU than others, but the pattern is not uniform. (Gorenstein, 8/28)
San Francisco Chronicle:
Babies’ Race Affects Quality Of Care In California Neonatal Intensive Care, Study Says
An infant’s race and ethnicity affect the quality of care they receive in California neonatal intensive care units, according to a study by the Stanford University School of Medicine. ... Researchers analyzed the quality of care for nearly 19,000 infants in 134 neonatal intensive care units across California — 90 percent of all units in the state — who were born between 2010 and 2014. (Ho, 8/27)