The Lack of Black Doctors is Killing Black Babies, New Study FindsAugust 24, 2020 |
by Maria Aspan
The case for greater diversity in medicine can’t get much more stark than this.
Black newborns are three times more likely than white newborns to die when cared for by white physicians, according to a new study tracking 1.8 million hospital childbirths over more than two decades. But when they are cared for by Black doctors, Black newborns are far more likely to survive, as their mortality rate is roughly cut in half.