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Research Roundups: Health care research summaries for policy leaders

In this joint series for policy leaders, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy provides summaries of the latest policy-relevant new findings from Kaiser Permanente Health Research and shares reflections on policy implications. Leaders in Health Research at Kaiser Permanente conduct research to understand risk, improve patient outcomes, and inform policies and practices. Kaiser Permanente investigators and staff work out of 8 regional research centers and the Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Promoting Better, More Equitable Maternal Health Outcomes



Promoting better, more equitable maternal health outcomes

I. MZ Gunja, ED Gumas, and RD Williams, “The U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Continues to Worsen: An International Comparison,” The Commonwealth Fund, December 1, 2022, U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Continues to Worsen | Commonwealth Fund.
II.  DL Hoyert, “Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2021,” National Center for Health Statistics E-Stats, March 2023, Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2021 (
III. S Mann, LM Hollier, K McKay, H Brown, “What We Can Do About Maternal Mortality — And How to Do It Quickly,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2018;379:1689-91,
IV. SL Boulet, et al., “Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Cesarean Delivery, and Severe Maternal Morbidity in an Urban Safety-Net Population. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2020;189:1502-11,
V.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality,” April 3, 2023, Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality | Health Equity Features | CDC.

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