PQCs in the News: Ethnicity and Maternal Mortality Rates in the Midwest

Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative

[Ann Anderson Berry] said she and many of her colleagues don’t necessarily trust the accuracy of self-reported data because race and ethnicity can also be assumed by medical providers, who then record it based on their assumptions into a patient’s health record.

Nebraska also has an asterisk next to its maternal mortality data. It’s by the word “ethnicity” and the little star indicates Nebraska bases its ethnic data solely on self-reported numbers.

Read the full article at Nebraska Public Media: Hispanic maternal mortality rates remain unclear in parts of the Midwest

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