#Racist California doctors give less care to sick babies of color

An infant’s race and ethnicity affect the quality of care they receive in California neonatal intensive care units, according to a study by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Asian American and white infants received the highest overall quality of care, according to the scoring system.

African American infants had slightly lower scores compared with Asians and whites. Hispanic infants and infants classified as “other,” which include American Indian and Alaskan Native infants, had significantly lower scores.

Source: Babies’ race affects quality of care in California neonatal intensive care, study says – San Francisco Chronicle

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