Black Newborns and Black Physician connection : Reuters

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Black Newborns Less Likely to Die When the Treating Physician Is Also Black.

By Linda Carroll  ,

While research has shown that Black newborns in the U.S. die at three times the rate of white newborns, a new study suggests that those numbers might improve when the race of the physician is concordant with the child’s.

Based on data from 1. 8 million births between 1992 and 2015, researchers found the in-hospital death rate among Black newborns was one third lower when these babies were treated by a Black physician, rather than a white one, according to the results published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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