Study: COVID-19 has widened racial gaps in pregnancy-associated deaths from non-obstetric causes in the US

In the United States, various minority racial and ethnic groups have reduced access to quality health care compared to their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Studies have shown that implicit biases among health care professionals stemming from unscientific notions–such as the belief that Black patients experience less pain compared to white patients–lead to mistreatment of minorities when they access health care facilities.

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