December 20, 2022: PLoS ONE publishes Trends and inequities in severe maternal morbidity in Massachusetts

Multiple PNQIN leaders along with partners at the Betsy Lehman Center found that while severe maternal morbidity increased across all racial/ethnic groups from 1998-2018, Black birthing people saw the greatest absolute risk increase by 2.5x. “In addition, [they] found that Black birthing people had higher rates for every individual condition compared to White birthing people…[and that] Obesity was not significantly associated with SMM among Black birthing people but was associated with SMM among White birthing people.”