April 5, 2022
Inequities and SDOH
  • A new report from the Commonwealth Fund found that American women of reproductive age score worse on just about every major health metric compared to their peers in 11 other wealthy countries. Among the developed nations, the U.S. had the highest maternal mortality rate by far at 23.8 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The rate was 55.3 deaths per 100,000 births for Black women, or about triple the 19.1 deaths per 100,000 for white women and 18.2 deaths per 100,000 for Hispanic women. American women also were among the most likely to have two or more chronic conditions, skip necessary care due to cost, and have the worst rate of avoidable deaths. (Report here)