News Item – U of T Engineering professor addresses maternal care disparities for racialized patients in U.S. health care

Developing research led by Myrtede Alfred (MIE) offers new insight to address racial and ethnic maternal care disparities in the United States.   

Evaluating clinical systems issues using 528 incident reports in 476 deliveries, Alfred found that Non-Hispanic Black (NHB) patients are represented disproportionately in incident reports from a large academic hospital in the southeastern United States.   

The study, published in a special issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, analyzed incident reports documented in 2019 and 2020 from the labour and delivery unit (L&D) and the antepartum and postpartum unit (A&P) of the hospital.

Full article at: U of T Engineering News (March 6: U of T MIE News)