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Black, Hispanic infants more likely to receive care at low quality NICUs than whites
Modern Healthcare

Black and Hispanic preterm infants in New York were more likely to be born in poor quality-of-care facilities, which contributed to higher morbidity and mortality rates among these populations, according to a new study.Neonatal intensive-care units across New York have wide variations in quality of care, according to the study published Tuesday in JAMA Pediatrics, and that variation can affect patient outcomes.At the worst of the 39 New York hospitals studied for the period of 2010-2014, infants died or developed chronic diseases at a rate eight times higher than the best hospitals; 43.4% of black and 34.4% of Hispanic preterm infants were born in the hospitals with the highest rates of neonatal morbidity and mortality.

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