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Examining the Birthing Experiences of Diverse Patient Populations Through the Input of FM-OB Faculty at Women and Infants Hospital

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Many studies have shown that disparity exists among racial and ethnic minority patients when receiving care compared to their Caucasian counterparts. The CDC reports 41.7 deaths per 100,000 live births for non-Hispanic Black women, 23.8 deaths per 100,000 live births for non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native women, 13.8 deaths per 100,000 live births for Asian and Pacific Islander women, 13.4 deaths per 100,000 lives births for non-Hispanic white women, and 11.6 deaths per 100,000 live births for Hispanic or Latina Women between the years 2014-2017. Furthermore, non-Hispanic black women have significantly higher rates of severe maternal morbidity indicators. When patient characteristics such as age, parity, BMI, and socioeconomic indicators are controlled for, women of color are still at higher risk of postpartum hemorrhage, peripartum infections, and lacerations compared to non-Hispanic white women. Therefore, an equity lens is required to approach this national crisis and take intentional steps to decrease inequities and improve health outcomes. The purpose of this qualitative study is to interview family medicine-obstetric faculty and investigate their experiences providing obstetrical care to a diverse patient population at Women and Infants Hospital. This project aims to identify strengths and areas of improvement in obstetrical care. We intend to provide synthesized findings and categories of faculty's experiences regarding the care provided to diverse patients.
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Scholarly concentration: Women's Reproductive Health

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Oliveira, Fatine, Anyanwu, , Odinaka MD, Younge, Marian MD, et al., "Examining the Birthing Experiences of Diverse Patient Populations Through the Input of FM-OB Faculty at Women and Infants Hospital" (2023). Warren Alpert Medical School Academic Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:ha8gxy39/

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  • Warren Alpert Medical School Academic Symposium

    The Warren Alpert Medical School Academic Symposium is an annual event at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University that provides Year II medical students a venue to present their summer research in a poster format. Participation in the Symposium …
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